MarineBio.org - MarineBio.org is an evolving online tribute to all ocean life, marine biology, and marine conservation. Find out about fascinating marine species, get involved in ocean conservation, explore dynamic research and daily marine life news. This comprehensive site contains a wealth of information including species profiles, links to research journals, ocean fact sheets, information on marine science education and careers, forums, and so much more.

An Introduction to Marine Sciences - An all inclusive introduction to the ocean sciences. The site includes information on habitats, oceanic fauna, oceanographer's tools, and case studies that forecast the future of the ocean. Components of physical and biological oceanography and marine ecology are discussed in depth, and include figures and quiz questions.

Encyclopedia of the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries - Highlighting the diverse marine life of America’s ocean and Great Lakes treasures, the Encyclopedia of the Sanctuaries offers photos, streaming video and important facts for more than 100 key animal and plant species from each of the national marine sanctuaries. The encyclopedia entry for each species includes a photo, quick facts, information about its diet, habitat, distribution and status, and links to outside resources.

Exploring National Marine Sanctuaries: A Lesson in Habitats and Human Impacts - Students will learn about the diverse marine ecosystems found in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and off the coast of American Samoa, and protection of their natural and cultural resources. In the resource, students first learn about the marine sanctuaries and the work in small groups to develop posters. Can be used in both formal and informal education.

Navigating Change - Navigating Change is a project focused on raising awareness and motivating attitude and behavior change to better care for our islands and our ocean resources. Navigating Change is a five part, Hawaii DOE Standards aligned curriculum for grades 4-5. The collection modules include: The Voyage; Land to Sea Connection; Change Over Time; Human Impact; and You Make the Difference. Modules are in pdf format.

Every Square Inch Counts - How do scientists measure the abundance of rocky intertidal organisms? How does the subtidal zone differ from the rocky intertidal zone in organisms and abundance? Every Square Inch Counts is an activity that compares the rocky intertidal habitats of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary to the subtidal benthic habitat in Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Sea World Animal Resources - Find information on a variety of marine related animals, plus educational resources, fun activities for kids, animal news and more.

Marine Biology Learning Center - Comprehensive educational information on fish biology, fish ecology, general ecology, marine ecology, coral reefs, coral bleaching, dolphins, and oceanography.

Animal Diversity Web - A comprehensive collection of species accounts with information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, accompanied with pictures and sounds if available. Entries are arranged in a taxonomic hierarchy.

Marine Biological Laboratory's Marine Organisms Database - Database of approximately 210 invertebrates and fish.

North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve Field Guide - A field guide for the flora and fauna found in the NC Research Reserves, it includes the common name, genus species, a drawing and a short description for each organism. (Note: This is a large PDF file).


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