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Marine Worlds

Most marine worlds are situated near oceans. The Internet allows inland students to visit these environments and serves as a remote supplement to offline investigations in heartland schools. It also allows students access to the same data used by scientists to monitor the ocean and test hypothesis.

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image of http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/

Monterey Bay Aquarium

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium expanded space for its renowned jellyfish collection and display of the complex ecology of its region (mbayaq).

larger image of http://www.mbari.org/

image of http://www.mbari.org/

MBARI

MBARI is the Research Institute for the Monterey Aquarium. You will see images of the canyon beneath Monterey Bay there.

Students can participate in experiments first-hand and possibly control sensors for planned dives. Keep an eye on the site for their latest plans.

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image of http://aquarium.ucsd.edu

Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego(aqua)

The Scripps Institute of Oceanography (aqua) offers a field research seagoing environment for children and, in tandem with the JASON project, presents programs on cable (via Mind Extension University, a distant learning organization). Occasionally free satellite links are provided.

Two Weeks Under the Sea

Aquanauts fund the easiest way to study the health of marine organisms is by becoming their neighbors.

The month-long project aimed to study the effects of global warming and ocean acidification off the coast of Key Largo and 63 feet below the ocean surface. Follow Liz Bentley Magee, as they live, work and sleep under the sea.

YouTube URL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx7V6c_2Jyo
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image of http://www.whoi.edu

Woods Hole of Institute

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has links to many servers and is great for research.

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image of http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

National Data Buoy Center

For specialized tools and data important in the study of marine life look at the National Data Buoy Center via NOAA.

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image of http://channelislands.noaa.gov/

Channel Islands Marine Center (cinms) at nos at NOAA

The Channel Islands Marine Center (cinms) demonstrates through a Java applet how mammal sightings are recorded and tracked, courtesy of NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration).

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image of https://mote.org/

Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote's SeaTrek features real scientists inside a shark tank.Other fields include aquaculture, ecotoxicology and more.

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image of http://www.gulfspecimen.org

Gulfspecimen at Adsul

Gulfspecimen depicts sea life around the Florida panhandle.

A nice comparison can be made even from far away of life around Florida's diverse sea regions.

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image of http://mare.lawrencehallofscience.org/

MARE

MARE, developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, is not an online project.

However, MARE is included here because it is designed specifically for limited-English speaking students to transition to English and includes comprehensive staff development and even community participation components.

It demonstrates the value of developing a common explore among families for whom learning together is not a traditional expectation.

The list of skills and variety of presentation methods will give you some good ideas, too.

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image of http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au

Great Barrier Reef

For another unique marine sealife setting look at the Great Barrier Reef.

The site includes the relevant information, though it is not technically interesting.

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image of http://www.miamisci.org/tank/html/tank.htm

Safari Touch Tank

Similarly, Safari Touch Tank, a clickable undersea aquarium, is well-done but does not approach the real thing or the MBARI site.

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image of http://www.fau.edu/hboi/

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution

The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's scientists study rare sea creatures, including jellyfish and sharks.

While physically based in Florida, its ships explore the world's oceans.

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image of http://www.ncaquariums.com/

North Carolina Aquariums

North Carolina Aquariums contains excellent lesson plans.

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image of http://www.aqua.org/

National Aquarium, Baltimore

Aqua is the aquarium in Baltimore - a bay environment.

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