Gray Whales:
A Celebration of Conservation
A Virtual Research Mission to Study Gray Whales


Southwest Fisheries Science Center,
NOAA Fisheries Service

  Next Mission: Spring 2015  


Part of WhaleTimes Taking Science Deeper programs


 Gray Whales: Celebration of Conservation is the newest WhaleTimes' Virtual Research Missions.

This joint venture with the Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries Service brings gray whale research into your classrooms in a unique and inviting way. Virtual Research Missions create a connection between students and scientists. 

Missed the last gray whale research mission? Read a couple mission logs from a past mission our science team:

April 15 Welcome Letter

April 16 Email #1

Celebration of Conservation  meets national and state Core Curriculum, STEM, and Ocean Literacy Standards.



Costs of this event funded by a NOAA Internal Education Funding Opportunity,  the rest is generously donated time and effort of WhaleTimes and SWFSC staff and scientists. Thank you science team!

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 NOTES: Missions and dates are subject to change. Weather sometimes causes changes, delays, or cancellations of cruises. Detailed information is provided after enrollment.

Click here to read sample Seamails from a Bold in the Cold Virtual Team Mission  

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Teachers are raving about their Creep into the Deep and Bold in the Cold experiences.  Here are just a few comments we've received:

    “…an unprecedented opportunity to learn about research at sea…"

   "...Offered our landlocked students a unique opportunity to learn more about the oceans from deep sea explorers…"

   "...I love that it was interactive and students were able to [connect] with the scientists"

"...The entire Bold in the Cold experience was amazing; so many teachable moments outside of my regular curriculum!"

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