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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's resource and activity center for teachers and students. Find teaching units for K-12 on: coral reef habitats and marine life; human dependence and impacts on the reef; biodiversity and threatened species; coastal zone and reef management. Lesson plans offer objectives, inquiry learning focus activities, resources, class or field activities. Student pages ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Curriculum, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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This in-depth site defines sound and describes its measurement, behavior in water, and importance to marine life and humans. Extensive audio gallery includes examples of sound production by invertebrates, fishes, marine mammals. Human uses of underwater sound and the technology and applications of acoustic equipment are explained. Profiles of researchers in physical oceanography, marine biology, engineering ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography, Physics, Technology
 
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Lesson plan introduces the science behind the causes, occurrence and impacts of hypoxic or "dead" zones in coastal waters. Provides background, glossary, graphics for classroom activity, data files, and links to related projects and websites. Activities focus on: nutrient enrichment; dissolved oxygen; mechanisms of oxygen depletion. Students use data (real or simulated) to graph the hypoxic zone where ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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The benthos is an aggregation of organisms living on or at the bottom of a body of water. The benthic community is composed of a wide range of plants, animals and bacteria from all levels of the food web. Site provides an introduction to the benthos with descriptions of infaunal, epifaunal, and demersal benthic communities. You can also view an illustration of a sample benthic community. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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One in a series of American Field Guides produced by PBS, this site features background material, standards information, and four classroom activities all concentrating on the intertidal zone. Activities include teacher instructions, time and materials needed, objectives, video, extension activities, assessment ideas, and links to additional resources. Site also links to additional American Field ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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Site is dedicated to ocean education. You will find all kinds of interesting information about things like: the biggest sea animals, marine biology careers, answers to common ocean and animal questions, and more. Check the Answer Archive for answers to your marine science questions, and if you do not find your answer, ask one of their scientists. Site also includes ocean news, world records, and information ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Ask an expert
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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The website for project OBIS-SEAMAP (Ocean Biogeographic Information System - Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations). Marine mammal, seabird and sea turtle data are organized into a spatially referenced database. The site allows you to map species ranges and also features a wealth of species profiles. The data sets contain survey information dating back to 1935. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Modeled dataset
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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COMPS consists of an array of instrumentation both offshore and along Florida's west coast, combined with numerical circulation models, and builds upon existing in-situ measurements and modeling programs. In addition, COMPS links to the USF Remote Sensing Laboratory, which collects real-time satellite imagery. Data and model products are disseminated here in real-time. Site also includes links to ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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Ocean.US was created by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) to coordinate the development of an operational and integrated and sustained ocean observing system (IOOS). The IOOS site includes detailed information on the formation and organization of the group, as well as a calendar of workshops and events, development information, a newsletter, and all the latest news. The site also ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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Built on a research project at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, CoralWatch has developed a cheap, simple, non-invasive method for the monitoring of coral bleaching, and assessment of coral health. In the field, users simply use the Coral Health Chart to compare colors of corals with colors on the chart and record matching codes. Students submit their data and can view data from reefs ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Field activity, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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