National Geographic : 2009 Mar
INSIDE GEOGRAPHIC Mailing List We occasionally make a mailing list available to carefully screened companies whose services may be of interest to National Geographic Society members. To remove your name from this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. U.S. and Canadian customers call 1-800-NGS-LINE (647-5463). International customers please call +1-813-979-6845. Or write: National Geographic, PO Box 63005, Tampa, FL 33663-3005. Please include the address label from the magazine wrapper. Shopping For National Geo- graphic products go to: shopng .com or call 1-888-225-5647. Online Index For an online index of all National Geographic publications go to: nationalgeo graphic.com/publications. Member Services PHOTO: PHILLIP COLLA A blue whale can swim as fast as 20 miles an hour. Blue Giant Its heart is the size of a small car, its song travels hundreds of miles, and it has powerfully stinky breath. Much is known about the blue whale, the biggest animal on Earth, but questions remain. Where do blue whales breed? Are they being illegally hunted? What sounds do they hear? The National Geographic Channel show Kingdom of the Blue Whale joins a boatload of researchers on the trail of answers. Scientists attach satellite tags to whales off California, then travel south to look for the animals' breeding grounds. One whale even helps out as a cameraman with a video camera suction-cupped to its back. The program airs March 8; check local listings.