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National Marine Sanctuaries: Fish Communities
This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, discusses marine sanctuaries off the coasts of Georgia, Florida, and Texas/Louisiana in the Southeastern United States. The data activity uses the REEF database to examine how habitat influences the presence or absence of certain species of fish.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lesson plan
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
Technical requirements:
Users may download the data analysis table in .pdf format or print it.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, College of William and Mary. Unless otherwise noted, Bridge webpages may be reproduced for non-profit educational use provided Virginia Sea Grant, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the National Marine Educators Association are credited.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-705
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
        • Population and ecosystems
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understandings about scientific inquiry
      • C - Life science:
        • Biological evolution
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Lisa Ayers Lawrence
Virginia Instiute of Marine Science, Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services