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View Resource Earthwatch Radio: Vanishing Act in the Arctic

This radio broadcast features an expert in the study of the Arctic climate who has analyzed more than 20 years of satellite images that show the steady shrinking of the reflective ice cover of the Arctic Ocean. He points out that the disappearing ice cover is highly reflective and is being replaced by dark-colored ocean that absorbs more heat, and that the melting is accelerating. He also warns...

View Resource SeaWeb

A multimedia public education project designed to raise awareness of the world ocean and the life within it. Find articles on the latest ocean issues, links to resources and audio clips of the radio show Ocean Report. Also features information on SeaWeb programs, such as aquaculture initiatives for both fish and their eggs (caviar), and publications.

View Resource Monterey Bay Aquarium

Introduction to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, an institution dedicated to inspiring the conservation of the oceans. Links provide extensive information on the history of the establishment, calendar of events, visitor information, news, description of the exhibits, conservation, research, live web casts, and membership information. Resources for teachers and kids include classroom activities and...

View Resource What Causes the Gulf Stream?

Even with the waves lapping at their feet, few people consider ocean currents and their importance to global climate. Although the Gulf Stream cannot be seen flowing by off North America's East Coast, in Western Europe, the current's warming effect is undeniable. This video segment, adapted from a NOVA television broadcast, uses satellite imagery to illustrate the Gulf Stream's path and...

View Resource Sea World

This is an excellent resource for information and teaching activities on marine life, designed primarily for elementary level. Teachers can sign up for a monthly e-newsletter (or access archived newsletters) filled with classroom activities, current information, and special links. Also features a searchable database of Sea World education materials and information on camps, marine science careers...

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