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Links to information about oceans and coasts--marine wildlife, estuaries, fisheries management, and pollution.

Underwater Photos    
Under water photos of tropical reef fishes.
The URL is: http://photographie.sous.marine.googlepages.com/

Overfishing - A global environmental problem    
An independent source of information on the threat that unregulated fisheries pose to our oceans.
The URL is: http://overfishing.org

Anchialine Caves and Cave Animals    
Diving explorations of anchialine (marine) caves have led to the disovery of numerous animals, previously unknown to science. While these caves are the longest underwater caves on Earth, the animals that inhabit them are primitive living fossils.
The URL is: http://www.tamug.edu/cavebiology

Aquatic Science, Fishing, and Boating Education Web Directory    
Aquatic science, boating and fishing education resources for educators, natural resources professionals, and the general public. This is an extensive directory of websites for educators.
The URL is: http://www.rbff-education.org/

Oates Ocean Images    
Site features streaming videos and still photography of the underwater world, with intention to educate, and foster respect and conservation of the marine environment.
The URL is: http://www.oatesoceanimages.com

EPA Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds    
A resource that includes information and FAQs about wetlands, oceans, and watersheds. (Grades 6 through High School.)
The URL is: http://www.epa.gov/owowwtr1/

Lobster Conservation Reference Source    
Provides a wide variety of information on the conservation of the American lobster. A valuable fishery resource on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. and Canada.
The URL is: http://www.LobsterConservation.com/

Venture into Hawaii's Coral Reefs    
This site shows and describes Hawaii's coral reefs and the organisms that live there. It explains the interdependence of these organisms on each other and the importance of taking care of the coral reefs.
The URL is: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002237/

Website serves as an informational portal for research projects taking place in the NERR system. Providing those in field of resource management, complete access to up-to-date research data.
The URL is: http://www.coastlive.org/

Gould League    
Australian EE site with activity-based student programs and professional development for teachers. "Wildscape" your school ground and attract wildlife. Explore the ocean and go beachcombing online by visiting "Sea for Yourself".
The URL is: http://www.gould.edu.au/

NAUSICAń - French National Sea Experience Centre    
More than an aquarium, NAUSICAń (Boulogne-sur-Mer, Northern France) is a Science Center entirely dedicated to the relationship between Mankind and the Ocean.
The URL is: http://www.nausicaa.fr/

`Loud' SONARs    
A comprehensive and detailed resource on the issue of ocean noise pollution from SONARs, including arguments for and against their use, resources & links, and who to contact.
The URL is: http://www.thepubliccause.net/LoudSONARs.html

Aquarium Web Site Video Library    
Monterey Bay Aquarium Web Site Video Library includes over 30 videos about animals, exhibits and conservation research programs at the aquarium. Requires QuickTime or Windows Media Player. Site also offers activities, materials for the classroom materials, and marine science career information
The URL is: http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/video_library/video_libr...

Ocean Link    
"OceanLink is a partnership between several marine organizations, all committed to marine education. On these pages, you will find information about many marine science topics, including Marine Biology, Oceanography, Marine Mammals, Seabirds, Marine Pollution, Marine Invertebrates, Marine Fish and much more!"
The URL is: http://oceanlink.island.net/

@ Sea    
A project of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's Media Lab, @ Sea uses the tools of today's technology -- satellite communications, digital cameras, and rugged laptops -- to write feature articles on marine issues.
The URL is: http://www.at-sea.org/

Ocean Literacy    
Sponsored by NASA's Oceanography Program, this site provides information on ocean themes and issues related to the coastal environment and global climate change. Features project and activity listings, and database of research and classroom resources.
The URL is: http://www.oceanliteracy.org

The Science of Tsunamis    
Discovery Channel "The Science of Tsunamis" features interactive maps that plot the geographic events that led to the tsunami and familiarize students with the South Asian region.

Discovery Channel News: http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/tsunami/news/news.html
The URL is: http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/tsunami/tsuna...

Wind and Sea Internet Resource Locator    
Extensive and well organized, all of these sites have been reviewed and annotated by a technical information specialist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library staff. Links for teachers and students as well as general topic links.
The URL is: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/docs/windandsea.html#Index

BBC How Earthquakes Happen    
British Broadcasting Company website provides the slideshow "How Earthquakes Happen" with the latest news, eyewitness accounts, and background analysis on the Tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia.
The URL is: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/4126809.stm

Texas State Aquarium Teacher Resource Site    
Marine Science site for teachers and students (grades 4-8). Teachers can download classroom activities, register for workshops, plan field trips to the Aquarium, or schedule an Aquarium Outreach Program to their schools. Also has a kid's page with fun facts and activities.
The URL is: http://www.aquariumteacher.com/

The Sea    
A nonprofit site dedicated to providing information on the sea. Includes sea news, reef life, aquarium resources and an interactive sea lab which requires a Java compatible browser.
The URL is: http://www.seasky.org/sea.html

DiscoverySchool - The Search For Ancient Sharks    
Join the Discovery expedition to the Falkland Islands in search of the fossil remains of the ancient shark Pucapampella on Discovery Channel School.

The URL is: http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/prehi...

Sea World/Busch Gardens - Educational Resources      
Life history information and classroom activities focusing on marine animals, as well as information about the educational programs offered by Sea World/Busch Gardens parks around the country.
The URL is: http://www.seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/guides/i...

Extreme 2000: Voyage to the Deep!    
"This site tracked the recent Extreme 2000 mission, in which scientists from the University of Delaware explored hydrothermal vents in the Sea of Cortes off the west coast of Mexico in the deep-sea sub Alvin." Includes information on the mission and crew, a dive log, daily journal, photos and movie clips.
The URL is: http://www.ocean.udel.edu/deepsea/

Pew Oceans Commission    
Established to assess the condition of America's oceans and living marine resources, and set national priorities to restore and protect them for future generations. Site features Areas of Inquiry, Press Releases, Commission Activities, and Ocean Facts. Funded by Pew Charitable Trusts.
The URL is: http://www.pewoceans.org/

Earth, marine, and environmental science resources for everyone who wants to learn about their world. From Earthguide at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD.

The URL is: http://earthguide.ucsd.edu

Pollution Solution - Marine Institute    
Resources and links for marine education, from the Canadian Marine Institute.

The URL is: http://www.mi.mun.ca/mi-net/enviro/pollut.htm

Whales-online is an information site dedicated to the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the Southern Hemisphere. We provide information about where the whales and dolphins are, what they are doing, where you can see them - with some other interesting facts along the way.
The URL is: http://whales-online.org/

Marine and Environmental Education and Research, Inc.      
"MEER provides educational and scientific information and resources about the marine environment and general environmental topics through electronic media, including the internet.

This site is intended to be used as a resource for science courses, distance learning, home schooling, independent study courses, and for use by the general public."
The URL is: http://www.meer.org/

The Lurker's Guide to Stomatopods    
An information resource about a group of species used to study coral reef health. A comprehensive resource on fascinating mantis shrimps.
The URL is: http://www.blueboard.com/mantis/

Oceans and Coastal Protection    
EPA's Office of Water provides information on marine pollution, coral reefs, national estuary program and watersheds.
The URL is: http://www.epa.gov/owow/oceans/

The Medical Foundation for the Study of the Environment    
Oceanographic research executed aboard 97' R/V Searcher Filming, Tuna tagging, coral reef mapping, etc.
The URL is: http://www.searcherhawaii.com

See the Sea    
See the Sea is a marine education and environmental awareness charitable 501(c)(3) foundation. The site provides a wealth of information and current news about the problems facing our oceans and suggestions as to how individuals can help the environment. Topics covered include overfishing, invasive species, dead zones and pollution, to name a few.
The URL is: http://see-the-sea.org/

Journey of the Loggerhead: Interactive DVD on Marine Turtles    
Available September 2004

Environmental Media has produced media to support the work of environmental and education organizations for more than fifteen years, yet until we began working on Journey of the Loggerhead, we had not come in contact with so many people with such passion for one goal: the worldwide conservation of marine turtles. We designed and filmed this interactive DVD in the company of countless staff and volunteers of local nesting beach monitoring programs, domestic and international agencies, colleges and universities, aquaria, nature centers, and rehabilitation programs. The sum of our work is this interactive DVD containing GIS data, satellite tracking information, still photographs, extensive interviews, and a 26-minute video about the loggerhead and other marine turtle species.

For more information or to order: Contact Katy Garland at kgarland@envmedia.com, or 800-368-3382, ext. 12.
The URL is: http://www.envmedia.com/production/loggerhead/inde...

Bridge: Ocean Sciences Education K-12 Resource Center    
A collection of K-12 resources for marine science education on-line (resources are screened by science educators, and content is approved by research scientists as necessary). Resources are organized into topic areas, resource providers, professional development and discussion groups. A project of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE).
The URL is: http://www.vims.edu/bridge/

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