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Marine Worlds

Most marine educational resources 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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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).

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Woods Hole Institute

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

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Scripps Institute of Oceanography

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.

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Channel Islands Marine Center

Part of NOAA, the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary's education and outreach programs promote understanding, support and participation in the protection and conservation of marine resources. Scroll down to their Frequently Used Resources section.

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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.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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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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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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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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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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North Carolina Aquariums

North Carolina Aquariums hosts web sites four aquariums across the state. Check out the educational resources at each aquarium.

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National Aquarium, Baltimore

The National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD provides a wide range of resources, programs and workshops for both teachers and students.

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