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Title: Exploring Mote Marine Laboratory Oceanography Data in the Classroom
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/usingdata/datasheets/MoteMarineLab.html
Publisher: Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, Fla.)
Description: This guide instructs educators on the classroom use of transect station data from the Mote Marine Laboratory. This data, from the Phytoplankton Ecology Program, consists of hydrographic conditions (temperature, salinity and density) and chlorophyll fluorescence, which depicts general phytoplankton distributions. Of particular interest are the toxic phytoplankton which produce 'red tide' events. Topics include harmful algal bloom dynamics and prediction methods; temperature-depth relationships; relationships between temperature, salinity, and density; and the use of Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) instrument casts. Students will be able to use the data to make hypotheses about factors that may induce algal blooms; make and test predictions about factors leading to algal blooms, use the data to make visualizations of temporal changes; and interpret transect and vertical profile data. A link is provided to the laboratory's transect data, and other links access related resources on the use of data in oceanographic studies and information on toxic algal blooms.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture -- Fish culture -- Diseases and adverse factors -- Individual diseases, pollutants, parasites, predators, etc., A-Z -- Algal blooms
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Marine resources. Applied oceanography -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Botany -- Plant ecology -- Physiographic regions (General) -- Water -- Phytoplankton -- Marine
GEM Subject: Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Key Concept: Oceanography -- Ecosystem dynamics
Oceanography -- Phytoplankton
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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