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Estuarine Science: Biological Communities DLESE Reviewed Collection
This site explores the plant and animal communities that exist within an estuary. Specifically, it examines the planktonic, pelagic, benthic and intertidal communities, and focuses on organisms that are characteristic of the community, how scientists investigate these organisms, and why such organisms are important to the biological community of estuaries. Additionally, the site provides specific examples of each community found within the Narragansett Bay.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001, University of Rhode Island
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-245
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Structure and function in living systems
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
    • 9-12:
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Science as a human endeavor
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Office of Marine Programs

Contact: Ms Gail Scowcroft
Office of Marine Programs