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By Enrique Flores-Galbis

While Julian's mom and dad make the heartbreaking choice to ship him and his brothers clear of Cuba to Miami through the Pedro Pan operation, the men are thrust right into a new global the place bullies run rampant and it's no longer regularly transparent how top to guard themselves.

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Probably the sei (pronounced say) whale. A scientist once clocked it swimming along at an amazing 35 miles (56 km) an hour! Because it twists and turns like a small fish when swimming fast, some call it the sardine whale. Which is the smallest baleen whale? The pygmy right whale. 3 m) long. Dark on top and white underneath, pygmy rights have short baleen and are found only in the Southern Hemisphere. 44 Will there always be whales in the seas? That depends on all of us. The old threat to whales was from whalers.

The shape of its beak gives it a friendly, smiling look. Bottlenose dolphins are very easy to train. A bottlenose called Flipper became the star of a TV show. You can see bottlenose dolphins in aquariums and water parks, playing basketball and jumping through hoops. Some bottlenose dolphins are taught to do important underwater jobs. The United States Navy has taught them to look for underwater mines, to help save divers who are in trouble, and to pick up objects from the ocean bottom. Which is the biggest dolphin?

The first group to head north are the newly pregnant females. The rest of the whales follow, swimming steadily at about 5 miles (8 km) an hour, day and night. Most likely, the migrating grays chart their course by natural landmarks along the shoreline. Where do gray whales feed? Often on shallow ocean bottoms. Gray whales eat a more varied diet than other baleens. In addition to fish and krill, they will eat shellfish, worms, and even plants that live on the seafloor. To reach the food, the gray whales swim down to the mud.

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