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Ocean Life Web List


This Web site from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution features women scientists in marine oceanography. Interviews describe their projects and careers.

The PBS Web site for the film The Shape of Life explores the origins of life in the oceans.


The Cousteau Society Web site contains news and alerts about the ocean, as well as activities and games for children.

Environmental Defense's Web site, with ideas for improving and sustaining the environment, including the oceans.

The Web site for Empty Nests, Empty Oceans, an excellent film that examines the full extent of the global fisheries crisis and the forces that continue to push many marine fish stocks toward commercial extinction. The film also documents some of the most promising and innovative work being done to restore fisheries and protect essential fish habitats. Videotapes of the film can be purchased through this site.

Oceana is a non-profit international advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the world's oceans through policy advocacy, science, law, and public education. Its Web site contains information and news on ocean life and conservation issues.

The Ocean Conservancy combines science-based advocacy, grass-roots activism, litigation, education, and outreach to find lasting solutions to issues affecting our oceans and all marine life. This site lists major ocean issues.

Rediagnosing the Oceans, available at this Web site, is a seven-minute film on how we can use a historical perspective to design new strategies for the sustainable development of the oceans.

The Web site for Reef Check, an organization dedicated to monitoring coral reefs around the globe, and educating people about ways to manage and protect them.

The National Coalition for Marine Conservation (NCMC) is dedicated to conserving ocean fish, preventing overfishing, reducing bycatch, and protecting habitat.

Project Seahorse is a team of biologists and social workers committed to conserving and managing seahorses, their relatives, and their habitats while respecting human needs.

Shifting Baselines: The Truth About Ocean Decline offers video, articles, and news about ocean conservation.

Activities and Curriculum

Ology, the American Museum of Natural History's Web site for kids, offers students ages 7-12 interesting stuff to do in marine biology. Recommended for elementary and middle school students

The American Museum of Natural History's Resources for Learning Web site contains a variety of activities and curriculum materials entitled Explore the Deep Sea. Recommended for elementary school students and up

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Web site features women scientists and a section entitled "Dive and Discover: Expeditions to the Seafloor" in which students join expeditions at sea through video, photos, letters, and e-mail interactions with scientists in the field. The Web site includes activities to supplement the work of these scientists, and allows students to explore the work real scientists do. Recommended for middle and high school students

The United States Environmental Protection Agency Web site offers educational resources and activities, especially those related to conservation. The site is conveniently organized for students, teachers, and kids. Recommended for middle and high school students

The comprehensive Web site for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Associat