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Examining a dead blue whale and preparating its skeleton for exhibition

This is a video showing the process of examining a dead blue whale washed ashore near Lorne in western Victoria, and preparing its skeleton for exhibition at Melbourne Museum.

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Captain Ahab learns about whales

Have you ever wondered how long whales have been swimming around in our oceans, and where they came from? Watch this short skit in which knowledgeable shipmate Ishmael (otherwise known as young scientist Cassandra) explains the evolutionary history of whales to Captain Ahab.

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Sea monster, 1962 - asset 1

This is an excerpt taken from an item in a 1962 black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack, produced by Cinesound Productions and titled 'Tasmanian sea monster'. The introductory screen features the text 'Spotting the News / CINESOUND REVIEW' superimposed over an image of multiple cameras with film cans that are labelled ...

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Sea monster, 1962 - asset 2

This is an excerpt taken from an item in a 1962 black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack, produced by Cinesound Productions and titled 'Tasmanian sea monster'. The footage shows an axe being used to cut the flesh of a dead animal, described earlier in the item as an unknown creature buried in the sand. It then shows a close-up ...

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Ocean as lab: whale tagging

This is a video resource, narrated by an ecologist, that describes research being carried out into whales in Antarctica to investigate their behaviour and feeding patterns under the ice. The video shows the technique used to tag whales (primarily humpbacks), which sleep during the day and feed on krill and other prey at ...

Teacher resource

Classroom Antarctica: Antarctic animal life cycles

This is a learning sequence exploring the life cycles of six Antarctic animals and comparing their life stages and development. A story plan template is provided to guide the creation of student stories. The activities are supported by resources sourced from the Australian Antarctic Divisions' scientific and environmental ...

Teacher resource

Classroom Antarctica: Predators and prey

In this learning sequence, students explore feeding relationships between Antarctic animals. They investigate food chains and explore different predator-prey relationships in the food web. The activity compares the food chains of blue whales and orcas (killer whales) and considers how the changes in the amount of daylight ...