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View Resource Coral Calamity

This radio broadcast discusses a study of coral reefs near Belize, which has revealed that they are dying from emergent diseases connected with water pollution and global warming. A marine scientist who led the study points out that these problems appeared only in the last 20 or 30 years. The clip is 2 minutes in length.

View Resource Monterey Bay Aquarium Teachers & Kids

Education page with resources for teachers and students. Teacher's Place has teacher professional development opportunities such as Wetlands Teacher Institute and Teacher Open House, a quarterly electronic educator newsletter, and hands-on elementary level classroom activities. Subjects include: kelp forests, sea otters, sharks, tide pools, and penguins. Kid's Corner has games and activities,...

View Resource Space Invaders at Sea

This radio broadcast discusses the recent issue of the increase and spread of tunicates (or 'sea squirts'), who have suddenly proliferated off the Atlantic Coast of the United States and Canada. The creatures, an invasive species likely from Asia or Europe, have carpeted the ocean floor and are smothering valuable shellfish.

View Resource Northern Right Whales Fight for Survival

This radio broadcast features interviews with researchers who are investigating threats to the northern right whale. Even though commercial hunting ended nearly 100 years ago, northern right whales haven't rebounded the way some other whale species have. Threats which have been identified include collisions with ships, entanglement in fishing nets, and, most recently, noise pollution. The...

View Resource Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Ocean Systems (COSEE-OS)

COSEE-OS is a targeted pilot program with the long-term goal of helping the COSEE Network reach rural and inland audiences. COSEE-OS creates and evaluates a series of interconnected tools and techniques designed to broaden understanding of oceans in the context of the earth and solar systems. The foundation of the program is: educator-researcher team building, showcasing ocean systems, evaluation...

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