Reviving the Rain Forests of the Sea

 

“Coral reefs cover only about 0.1% of the world’s oceans, but 50% of the species that live in the ocean live on a coral reef at some point in their life.” This quote is from this 26-minute video documentary focusing on protecting the coral reefs near the island of Curacao in the Caribbean. This is the fifth film in an award-winning series of Pace University student documentaries on environmental themes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py9xpwhoBuI

For other videos in the series, please go to:

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/?s=shrimp+pace+university+luskay+documentary

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Exploring the Galapagos Islands

 

Learn all about the Galapagos Islands and how they influenced a 26-year old named Charles Darwin.

http://www-tc.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/assets/swf/1/galapagos/galapagos.swf

For more resources from PBS LearningMedia and NOVA, please visit their website at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/explore-galapagos.html

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Eleven birds a-calling

 

Test your knowledge of bird calls by matching these eleven birds with their songs.

http://ecologyexplorers.asu.edu/docs/explorers/flash/birds/birdcalls.swf

For more resources from the Ecology Explorers website, please go to: http://ecologyexplorers.asu.edu/get-started/bird-match-song/

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Where do polar bears and penguins live?

 

Although intended for younger learners, this fun and interactive game, “Polar Opposites”, tests your knowledge of the Arctic and Antarctica.

https://www.cresis.ku.edu/sites/default/files/Education/K-12/Games/PolarOpposites/PolarOppositesPopOut.html

This resource was created and designed by Kuang Chen Hsu at CReSIS. For more information on CReSIS (Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets), please visit their website at: https://www.cresis.ku.edu/content/education/k-12/games/polar-opposites

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The world‘s oldest & deepest lake

 

In this interactive map, you can explore the fauna and flora of Lake Baikal, the oldest and deepest lake in the world.

http://baikalake.ru/en/map/#

For more information, please visit the Environmental Monitoring of Lake Baikal website: http://baikalake.ru/en/

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Effects of acorn mass production on populations

 

This interactive module, from NOVA Education, shows how the periodic mass production of acorns by oak trees has widespread effects on various animals in the ecosystem, as well as on nearby human populations.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/population-ecology.html

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Ecology

For a list of all Ecology resources, please go to:

https://lifescienceinteractive.com/category/ecology/