The story may begin out on the open sea, or upon a stretch of wild shoreline during tag deployment, but the tales that emerge from the results are what make a TOPP scientist's pulse quicken; the resolution of old mysteries even as new ones may arise. The first whispers of these unfolding narratives are in the data displayed on maps like the ones you will see on these pages. Once we understand how to read what the maps are telling us, we find ourselves engaged by the big questions: where are the animals going? what they are doing? -- and why?