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View Resource There Are Algae in Your House!

This lesson plan, the the Goddard Space Flight Center, Beth Nalke, and Doug Casey, provides an activity in which students can learn about how algae is used in the food they eat. The lesson plan includes background information as well as instructions for in-class and take-home parts of the activity.

View Resource The Dead Zone: Websites

This Louisiana Sea Grant College Program site offers a collection of websites regarding Gulf of Mexico hypoxia, or "dead zones" created by reduced dissolved oxygen content in the water. This collection includes general information, classroom activities, and data collected from hypoxia projects.

View Resource Elusive Dead Zone Tracked in the Pacific

This MSNBC newspaper article provides general information about poor water quality off the Oregon coast. The article recounts how scientists are hunting for very low levels of oxygen, a sign of what is called the dead zone. The article includes possible causes of the dead zone and how it may relate to climate cycles. This site also features a related story about the Mississippi River delta dead...

View Resource Help! It's an HAB!

These web activities are part of a series of lessons that provide information and materials to teach students about the effects of harmful algal blooms (HABs) on fish as well as devising remediation techniques. It features web links to other related lessons and pages as well as a chart of education standards met by these activities by grade level.

View Resource Red Tide Current Status Statewide Information

This summary report of current red tide conditions around Florida includes a map of sampling results and regional status reports. Reports are generally updated on Friday afternoon and additional information, if available, is provided on Tuesday afternoon. The web page also includes links to hotlines and reporting sites for red tide effects on marine animals and humans, shellfish information,...

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