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1998 International Year of the Ocean IYO __ In recognition of the ocean's importance, the marine environment and its resources for life on Earth and for sustainable development, the United Nations had declared 1998 as the International Year of the Ocean. You will learn what took place, find reports, educational materials and more. - From UNESCO - http://ioc.unesco.org/iyo/


DEEP-SEA Pages (Paul Yancey, Whitman College) __ You will find images, articles and resources about deep-sea habitats. A lot of material to cover. You will learn what "pelagic zones" are, find biological reports, learn about deep sea conditions and much more. - illustrated - from Whitman College - http://people.whitman.edu/~yancey/deepsea.html  


Exploring the deep ocean floor __ Here you can learn about deep ocean hot-springs and the life they support. - illustrated - From USGS - http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/exploring.html 


Extreme 2003: To the Depths of Discovery __ Take an interactive voyage to the East Pacific Rise. Learn about animals that can live in temperatures up to 176 degrees F. Study deep-sea geology and life forms. - illustrated - From University of Delaware College of Marine Studies - http://www.ocean.udel.edu/extreme2003/index.html 

 


Extreme 2000 - Voyage to the Deep __ This interactive website allows you to go diving in the deep-sea submersible Alvin with scientists studying hydrothermal vents in the Sea of CortÚs off the west coast of Mexico. You will learn about deep-sea geology, discover strange life forms and more. - illustrated - From University of Delaware College of Marine Studies - http://www.ocean.udel.edu/deepsea/ 
 
Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department __ You will find educational materials about the biology, ecology and conservation of fishes and sharks. You will also learn how these graceful and important creatures are being threatened. - illustrated - From Florida Museum of Natural History - http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Sharks/sharks.htm 


Howstuffworks "How Sharks Work" __ "Sharks are surely one of the most fearsome creatures on Earth. But they are also one of the most sophisticated and enduring. The oldest shark fossils date from more than 300 million years ago, before the age of the dinosaurs. And a few existing shark species, such as the hornshark, have kept the same basic physical characteristics for more than 150 million years." You will find this and a lot more in this excellent article. - illustrated - from howstuffworks.com - http://science.howstuffworks.com/shark.htm 

 

Life on the Rocky Shore __ Their own introduction is also the best review of this website. "Life on the Rocky Shore is about ocean tidepools. We have many fun activites for you to explore on our web site. One of our interactive activities lets you identify the tidepool animals. We have word searches, crossword puzzles, and quizzes about each individual animal." - illustrated - From ThinkQuest - http://library.thinkquest.org/J001418/ 

 

 


NATURE: Life at the Edge of the Sea - Virtual Tide Pool __ "...take a 360 degree look at a tide pool during both low tide and high tide. See what's living above, at, and under the water's surface and how the shifting tide changes life for the oceanic creatures. Dive in!" QuickTime VR needed. You can download it free from the main page of the website. - illustrated - From PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/edgeofsea/tidepool.html 


NOVA Online | Into the Abyss | Deep-Sea Bestiary __ "The ocean depths are home to a phantasmagoria of bizarre creatures, ranging from the footballfish to the "vampire squid from hell." You can read about them and look at their pictures. Quicktime VR needed to view much of the website. - illustrated - From NOVA - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/life/bestiary.html
   
NOVA Online | Island of the Sharks __ "Costa Rica's Cocos Island boasts more sharks per cubic yard of water than perhaps any other place on the planet, including whitetip reef sharks, 40-foot whale sharks, and hammerheads that school by the hundreds." A great introduction to these remarkable animals. - illustrated - From NOVA - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sharks/ 


Ocean Planet Homepage __ Ocean Planet, premiered at the Smithsonian Institution in 1995 where it attracted nearly two million visitors. This electronic online companion exhibition contains all of the text and most of the panel designs and images found in the traveling exhibition. "The text on this site is presented as an archival version of the script of "Ocean Planet," a 1995 Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. The content reflects the state of knowledge at the time of the exhibition, and has not been updated." - illustrated - From NASA - http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html 


Oceans Alive __ You may learn all about the global seas in this online exhibit from Boston Museum of Science. - illustrated - From Boston Museum of Ocean Science - http://www.mos.org/oceans/ 

 


Oceanus Magazine __ "Welcome to the online version of Oceanus, the magazine that explores Earth's last frontier. Oceanus delivers articles and commentary on the meaning and value of ocean research, engineering, and education at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution." - From WHOI - http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/index.do 


Secrets of the Tide Pools __ Have you ever wondered what creatures live along the rocky shores of the Pacific Ocean? Secrets are hiding along the many rocky shores. If you explore carefully with lots of patients you will see how much activity goes on in the tide pools. - illustrated - From ThinkQuest - http://library.thinkquest.org/J002608/Tidepool_home_page.html
 
Tide Pools __ "Tide pools are rocky areas on the edge of an ocean that are filled with sea water. Many plants and creatures live there. For example, you might see starfish, anemones, urchins, barnacles, crabs, kelp and other sea plants in a tide pool." You will find a brief explanation of tide pools and a wealth of additional resources. - From 42explore.com - http://www.42explore.com/tidepool.htm 


Welcome to the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center __ Do you want to learn what a scientific research ocean cruise is really all about? This site, features information and photographs from aboard the R.V. Atlantis on its April 2000 journey to 9░ N. - illustrated - From Marine Advanced Technology Education Center - http://www.marinetech.org/  
 
Whales __ Click on a whale for information about that type of whale. You will find both text and movies. The blue on blue text may be difficult for some to read. - illustrated - From Compusult Limited - http://www.nfld.com/nfld/other/whales/whales.html 


Whales-online __ Be patient with the opening page. It seems as though it will not do anything for a few seconds, then the site opens. You will learn about whales, the problems facing them and possible solutions. There is even job information about working with whales, news, teacher's resources and a lot more. - illustrated - from Whales-online - http://www.whales-online.org/ 

 


WhaleTimes SeaBed ~ Whales, dolphins, sharks, penguins and more __ A great website for the kids. Learn about your favorite sea creatures, or ask Jake the Seadog to answer your toughest ocean question. - illustrated - From whaletimes.org - http://www.whaletimes.org/ 


Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution __ The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the largest independent oceanographic research institution in the United States. Learn about their research projects, goals, expeditions, students at work plus much more. - illustrated - From WHOI - http://www.whoi.edu/  


WWF | Whales and Dolphins __ Learn about endangered whales and what needs to be done to save them. "Along with hunting, collisions with ships, and the degradation of their habitat due to pollution, the greatest threat to whales, dolphins and porpoises is entanglement in fishing gear, also known as bycatch. If current trends continue unabated, several cetacean species and many populations will be lost in the next few decades. With the support of its members and international conservation partners, WWF is working to ensure that whales, dolphins and porpoises will swim in our seas for generations to come." - illustrated - From the World Wildlife Fund - http://www.worldwildlife.org/cetaceans/index.cfm 
 

 

 

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