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Marine Sciences Websites

  • BRIDGE: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Education Center
    Supported by SEA Grant and the Marine Educators Association, Bridge is "a collection of the best marine education resources available on-line. It provides educators with a convenient source of accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach."

  • Coastal and Marine Geology Program
    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has more than 60 topics of study, each with a rich collection of background and research information. A great resource for those interested in the ever changing marine environment.

  • Interdisciplinary Research Programs of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution address topics of current societal importance such as terrestrial and marine biological diversity, global climate change, genetic research, and ecosystem modeling.

  • Marine Biology Simulation Case Study
    An Advanced Placement Computer Science Teaching Resource

  • National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
    NCDC has extensive files of both national and global climate information.

  • National Marine Fisheries administers NOAA's (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) programs which support the domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources.

  • NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)NODC
    If it is related to the Oceans, this site probably has what you are looking for, everything from algal blooms and buoy data to temperature and waves.

  • Ocean Planet Exhibition
    Take a virtual walk through the Ocean Planet exhibition in the Smithsonian Institution and visit Hydrothermal Vents, Unknown Animals, and a New Volcano Field. Find out what lives "down there".

  • SEE Turtles
    This site has curriculum designed to engage students from grades 6 - 12 on various subjects related to sea turtles, fact sheets about different kinds of turtles, and links to other ocean related educational resources.

  • SeaWiFS Project
    Try the Teacher Resources section of this site for lesson plans which apply biology, chemistry and physics to the ocean, the atmosphere, and more.

  • Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography
    World Wide Web Virtual Library: Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography

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Reviewed: 24 November 2009

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