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View Resource Reef Relief

This website includes a thorough overview of coral reefs around the globe, including the threats facing them, current protection projects, and action you can take to help save reefs. The "International Projects" and "The Coral Reef Ecosystem" sections are full of fantastic photographs and other information. Educational materials may be purchased and include DVDs and teacher's guides. Many...

View Resource Coral Bleaching: Making Our Oceans Whiter

The Coral Bleaching: Making our Oceans Whiter lesson was developed by National Geographic. This lesson plan deals with coral reefs and the recent increase in coral bleaching. The students will be learning about the ecology of reefs, the habitats they create, the algal symbiosis that ends with bleaching, and the role of human impact. The plan also outlines a role-playing debate for the students,...

View Resource Great Barrier Reef Aquarium

Web page of the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, provides information for visitors, exhibit information, schedules, and volunteer, sponsorship, and internship opportunities. Also features online activities and a virtual tour. The GBRA features the world's largest open-air coral reef aquarium. Reef HQ is the Reef Education Center for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Located...

View Resource Surviving the Tsunami

In this radio broadcast, a researcher describes his investigations into the damage sustained by coral reef communities that were swept by the tsunami that devastated Indian Ocean coastlines in December 2004. He describes the damage as surprisingly light, as long as the coral was strongly anchored, and points out that long-term destruction of coral by human activities is far more severe than...

View Resource C.S.I. on the Deep Reef

In this lesson students discover the factors that are indicative of chemotrophic nutritional strategies. This NOAA lesson plan is designed to teach students about the factors that are indicative of chemotrophic nutritional strategies. Students will be able to describe at least three chemotrophic symbioses known from deep-sea habitats. They will identify and explain three indicators of...

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