Coral Bleaching

 

This animation from HHMI Interactive shows you how coral bleaching occurs. Reef-building corals rely on the photosynthetic algae inside their cells for their survival.

For more resources from the HHMI Interactive website, please go to:

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/coral-bleaching

Coral Bleaching - Animation from HHMI Interactive

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Voices in the Sea

 

Learn all about baleen whales, dolphins, sperm whales, pinnipeds, beaked whales, belugas, narwhals and porpoises with this interactive website.

http://cetus.ucsd.edu/voicesinthesea_org/species/baleenWhales/blue.html

For more resources from the Voices in the Sea website, please go to:

http://cetus.ucsd.edu/voicesinthesea_org/

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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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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

(With thanks to Dr. Seuss, for the great title…)

Here’s something for the kid in all of us. Play this interactive game to learn about different species of freshwater and ocean fish, as well as about the threat of mercury and PCB contamination.

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/envh10_int_fishkids/

For more resources from PBS Learning Media, please visit their website at: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

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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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What sea urchins have taught us about cell division & development

 

In this video, researcher Prof. Fred Wilt explains how much we have learned about cell division and development, by studying the sea urchin.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/imaging-station/gal_media/story_assets/urchin_voiceover/urchin_voiceover.swf

For more resources from the Microscope Imaging Station, please visit the Exploratorium website at:

http://www.exploratorium.edu/imaging-station/research/urchin/story_urchin1.php.

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From bacteria to infinity… and beyond

 

From quarks to the known universe, this interactive graphic shows you the scale of lots of things that are in between.

http://htwins.net/scale2/

This resource (“The Scale of the Universe 2”) was developed by Cary and Michael Huang (http://htwins.net/).

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So, you think you know your sharks?

(This one is for you, Ashley. Thanks for following our blog! – Anne)

This resource from GEERG highlights the sharks, skates and rays of the St. Lawrence. It also includes photos, videos and maps of 87 species of sharks, 28 species of rays & skates and 3 species of Chimaeras („ghost sharks“).

http://www.geerg.ca/sharks1.html

For more information on the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG), please visit their website: http://www.geerg.ca/

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How phytoplankton help make clouds

 

This interactive resource, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, shows how phytoplankton naturally produce a gas (dimethylsulfide) which helps to regulate the Earth’s climate.

http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=80756&cid=112365&cl=74075&tid=5142

phytoplankton_DMS_graphic

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Protists – Cells in the Sea

 

This video from the Plankton Chronicles showcases the Protists, the single cell organisms which are the ancestors of all plants and animals.

http://www.planktonchronicles.org/en/episode/protists-cells-in-the-sea

Protists_graphic

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