* Look at the map of where and when Captain Brown went whaling in 1847. Use the links below to research different types of whales he might have found. Make a chart, listing various information about the whales. List five whales, an example of one is the following:
|Type of whale||Where it's found||What it eats||Endangered||Baleen or Toothed||Size||Interesting facts|
|Bowhead||Arctic||plankton||yes||baleen||60-80 tons||blubber up to 28 inches thick|
Watery World of Whales
* What is a baleen? Use the sites above to find out.
* Check out whaling history, and list five things that people in the 19th century used baleen for. Next to each, write what we use for that purpose today. For example:
Carriage springs were made from baleen. We don't ride in carriages anymore, but the equivalent might be car shock absorbers which are made out of metal.