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Coastal Ecosystem Curriculum: Food Web
This curriculum focuses on the coastal ecosystem in the Gulf of the Farallones, in the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco Bay. One goal of this curriculum is to teach about the natural connections in this ecosystem and how humans fit into it. Topics include the seasonal upwelling of ocean water, the feeding relationships among organisms in the open water, the sandy beach habitat along the shoreline, and human impacts on this environment, such as the 1984 oil spill from the tanker "Puerto Rican".
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Curriculum
  • Ecology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-915
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association