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 Activities and Other Resources

  Sustainable Seafood
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Nice activity from NMS to make students aware of overfishing issues, can be modified for no internet access fee by printing hard copies.

To Fish or Not to FIsh
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Nice debate activity to get students thinking about fishing and practice using maps.

Predators Among Us
147 KB, pdf
This lesson will focus on human beings as predators, specifically in coral reef ecosystems.

148 KB, pdf
Students will explore the biodiversity of two National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration national marine sanctuaries.

SPLASH - Monitoring Humpback Whales
156 KB, pdf
This lesson will focus on the monitoring of marine mammals.

 Other Resources:
  Deep Sea Coral
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There is coral at the bottoms of oceans all over the world, often over a mile deep.

Fisheries Can Recover
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Carl Safina, President of the Blue Ocean Institute talks about how fish stocks can recover from overfishing pressure.

Sea Turtle Tracking
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This audio clip gives some good information about sea turtle tracking.

Pacific Ocean is a Turtle Highway
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Experts say that Loggerhead Turtles travel back and forth across the wide Pacific.

Why "No Swimming?"
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Our cities and towns affect water quality!

Warming Ocean Threatens Marine Food Chain
360 KB, mpeg, audio clip
Researchers say warming ocean surface waters spell trouble for tiny phytoplankton that live at the surface. In turn, that could mean trouble for all ocean life.

Blue Frontier
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In the last 50 years, over 90% of the big predators of the ocean have vanished.

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The effects of eutrophication are discussed in this 6 minute presentation

Saving Crop Diversity
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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault will store a backup collection of the worlds seeds to save crop diversity.

Killer whales provide information
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Killer whales can be used as a 'sentinel species' - an indicator both for ocean health and for the health of humanity.

Saving the Earth's 'last dinosaurs'
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Leatherback turtles are not actually dinosaurs, but they are ancient and amazing animals.

Warming and Coral Reefs
359 KB, mpeg, podcast
Just a few degrees of warming affects the ocean's coral reefs!

Small Changes Add Up
385 KB, mpeg, podcast
People don't realize that little problems cause big issues!

Global Warming Felt By Animals
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Scientists believe that the polar regions are the first to feel the heat from global warming, and are seeing sea creatures from clams to seals to gray whales escape the warming waters by moving north.

Earth's Last Dinosaur
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Marine Biologist & author Carl Safina talks about Leatherback turtles.
Earth & Sky

Experts Hope Overfishing Can Be Solved
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Steve Murawski, chief science advisor for the National Marine Fisheries Service talks about a new law that hopes to end overfishing problems.

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone
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This 10 minute podcast discusses the causes and effects of the huge 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico.

Plastics are Forever Podcast
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Jenny Stock from Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary with guest Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation talk about the alarming rate of plastics in the ocean. Plastic, like diamonds, are forever because they are not naturally broken down by decomposers.

Tracking Pelagics
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ACES scientist Dr. David Hyrenbach talks with Jennifer Stock of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary about tagging seabirds.

Plastics Podcast
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Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation talks about the alarming rate of plastics in the ocean. Plastic in the ocean may be one of the most alarming of today's environmental stories. Plastic, like diamonds, are forever! Because plastics do NOT biodegrade, no naturally occurring organisms can break these down.

Soaring with Albatross
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Video Courtesy of Cordell Bank NMS that shows Black-footed albatross soaring over the Sanctuary.

Restoring Oysters After an Oil Spill
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Video showing how invertebrates are affected by an oil spill and what can be done.

Turtle Escaping from Fishing Nets
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NMFS video shows a turtle escaping from a net through a Turtle Excluder Device.

Sea Turtles Dig the Dark
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Public Service Announcement put out by the Fish and Wildlife Service to protect sea turtle nesting habitats.

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