Cetacean Worksheet




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Cetacean Worksheet

Read around the Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch website to find out about the cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) found in Manx waters and then answer the questions on this worksheet. You might like to do some of your own research by looking at other websites or in books to find out more


1. What are the five species of cetaceans commonly found in Manx waters?

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2. What are the three species of cetaceans which are rare in Manx waters?

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3. How do whales breathe?

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4. What is baleen whale?

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5. What do baleen whales eat?

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6. Put these baleen whales into size order: Blue whale, Sei whale, Minke whale and Fin whale.

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7. Explain what spy hopping, tail slapping and bow riding are.

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8. Why do Risso’s dolphins have so many scars? How are these scars useful for scientists carrying out research?

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9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of land-based surveys?

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10. What are boat-based surveys used for? What do you think the disadvantages could be?

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11. What is your favourite fact or bit of information you have found about cetaceans? …………………………………………………………………………………………

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