Animals: Sea Life
The ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface and contains 97 percent of the planet's water, yet more than 95 percent of the underwater world remains unexplored. Start your classroom's journey of exploration with these sites.
WhaleNet is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education resource that focuses on marine mammals, environmental science, ocean literacy, and the marine realm. WhaleNet uses real-time research, current information, and data to support and motivate students of all ages. Start with the Students or Teachers menu links.
Blue World: Sponges!
A sponge might not look like much, but these simple animals with no brain or ability to move have lived on Earth for hundreds of millions of years.
They can hunt prey and spawn, and Jonathan demonstrates how in this fascinating video about the biology of sponges!
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For a display of deep sea life look at NOVA's Deep-Sea Bestiary. The descriptions of adaptation to this life are especially interesting.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the premiere aquariums in the U.S. Its wide variety of resources includes an extensive teacher programs section.
Located in Gainesville, FL, this organization provides in-depth information on Sea Turtles.
425 million years ago most of North America was covered by a Silurian reef. This distance learning project Virtual Silurian Reef encompasses geology and ecosystems.
Coral Reef Alliance offers a beautifully designed display of the ecology of a coral forest.
The Sea Turtle Restoration Project has made a video, Last Journey for the Leatherback, free to teachers.