25 Things You Can Do To Save Coral Reefs
Even if you live nowhere near a coral reef and are “only a kid,” there are still many things you can do to help save these life-filled habitats.
Adopt an Ocean Drifter
Students follow their adopted drifter and analyze the sea surface temperature data in their classrooms as it’s posted online. The data are then used by both ocean scientists and students to track warm and cold currents.
Careers in Oceanography
Many people associate careers in oceanography as consisting of swimming with marine animals at a marine life park or snorkeling in crystal-clear tropical waters studying coral reefs. In reality, these kinds of jobs are extremely rare.
Container shipping animation
Interactive animated videos which allow you to follow the journey of certain products from source to store with quizzes and information pit-stops along the way.
Lost City Expedition
Please join us on our cruise of discovery to the Lost City Hydrothermal Field at the summit of the Atlantis Massif. During this 32 day expedition, 24 scientists onboard the research vessel the Atlantis will dive deep into the ocean to explore active limestone chimneys that rise 200 feet above the seafloor. Navigate by the Site Map.
Marine debris has become one of the most pervasive pollution problems facing the world’s ocean and waterways. Just what exactly is marine debris? Video.
A virtual and real exhibit. Come wander through the exhibits and learn about our ocean-covered planet and how to protect it. From the Smithsonian.
Ocean Weather, Winds, Waves, and Tides
Do you need some hard facts for your ocean study? Here’s the place to start.
Oceans and Coasts
Online Adventures: Pilot a mini-sub through a virtual kelp forest. Dive into a virtual Great Barrier Reef. Switch grade levels at buttons near top. National Geographic Xpeditions.
Poseidon is the Greek God of the sea and his library is full of fantastic stories and information about the ocean and its wonderful creatures.
About the tidal waves on the Bay of Bengal in the India Ocean, and how they are formed, the damage they do.
Wouldn’t it be nice to see ocean waves whenever you’d like? With a little oil, a little water, and a little imagination, you can do just that with the Wave Maker.
Why is the Ocean Salty?
If the salt in the sea could be removed and spread evenly over the Earth’s land surface it would form a layer more than 500 feet thick, about the height of a 40-story office building.