"Helping the whales" - multitude of links on how we can change our daily actions to reduce stresses on the oceans.
Bioaccumulation in killer whales - lesson plan
Ecological footprint lesson plan - Jackie Hildering
Ecological Footprints from Around the World: Sierra Club BC
Incredible Invertebrate Links
(fish and algae too)
Incredible Invertebrate Links (fish and algae too)
http://www.oceanlink.island.net - one stop fantastic resource for marine education delivered by the Bamfield Marine Station, British Columbia. “Ask a scientist” and “oceanlinks” offer a sea of information!
- Vancouver Aquarium’s web data base of frequently asked questions about
- search for the organism of choice and select for links, audio or video!
http://www.tidepool.org/subjects/id.artshow.cfm?category=ocean#slr - Ecotrust site with archives – find marine related articles by using search on right frame and clicking “all dates”
http://www.mbayaq.org/lc/ - Monterey Aquarium resources. Much focus on tropical rather than temperate organisms though.
Underwater video and slide shows:
- video archive of invertebrates from Race Rocks
http://www.vanaqua.org/aquanews/video/SixGillShark.html - video of six gill sharks near Hornby Island
http://www.junglewalk.com/video/Animal-movie.htm - fantastic resource for all kinds of invertebrate videos. Just type in the name of the species you want to find video of like "octopus".
Of special note is the video of the octopus and shark interaction and the clam escape response to a sea star and the octopus squeezing through a tight space (you have got to see this!)
Fantastic video of how well octopus can camouflage. Not "our" species of octopus but the Giant Pacific octopus is as capable of "hiding in plain sight" as this species is.
http://www.imax.com/deepsea/ - Go to "creatures" to see some wonderful clips of the Giant Pacific Octopus; Wolf Fish and a nudibranch species.
http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/03/images/aculeatus_walk.mov - view a tropical octopus species with a neat trick to escape predators. It lifts up six of their arms and walk backward on the other two.
http://www.fathomthis.ca/ - go to video gallery. All video from BC other than that of the stingray.
- live kelp cam at Monterey Aquarium
animated tour under the Pacific Ocean, click images or links.
- virtual dive in Great Barrier Reef
- virtual dive in a kelp forest near Monterey
PBS virtual tide-pool 3D http://bonita.mbnms.nos.noaa.gov/Visitor/TidePool/VRTidepool/welcome.html
- virtual tide-pool, click on the species drawing to find out more about
- “Discover Canada’s Oceans”
- go to “Tides” to
download an animation of the causes and nature of tides
- “Little known facts
about the ocean”
- quick ocean facts
A COASTAL JOURNEY,
"follows a marine biologist and his school-aged daughter as they travel a
northwest rocky shore at low tide. The site,(elem-12) covers tidal dynamics,
coastal geology, intertidal stratification, and plant/animal adaptations."
http://www.usc.edu/org/cosee-west/oceantube/Movies/deepocean.mov - short animation about hydro-thermal vents
http://www.racerocks.com/racerock/eco/taxalab/taxonomy.htm - Classification of marine invertebrates
- online B.C. intertidal field guide from Bamfield Research Station
- on line field guide
- British Columbia Creature Page – excellent resource
- British Columbia
- all the best from the enchanted learning website. Intertidal zonation and abundant invertebrate printouts; also
- many links to mollusc resources
- information on 6 invertebrates found in the intertidal of rocky shores
- “Shorekeepers Guide
to Monitoring for Monitoring Intertidal Habitats in Canada’s Pacific Waters”
– good identification guide of organisms but divided by phylum which makes use
more appropriate for older students.
- Georgia Strait’s intertidal zone species quick list
- encyclopedia of the sea
- amazing uses and
classification of seaweeds.
- “algae the
forgotten treasure of tidepools” images and information
- from BC Creature page
- Bamfield Marine
Sciences Centre – structure and classification.
- photomural of bull
- dive images at Race
Rocks + music = inspirational
- detailed information
about bull kelp
- brilliant site showing pictures of plankton and what organism it will develop
http://www.usc.edu/org/cosee-west/oceantube/Movies/phytoplankton.mov - long live phytoplankton! Short animation on the importance of phytoplankton.
- plankton guide http://www.bigelow.org/flowcam/flo_e2.html
- lesson plan for teaching about plankton
http://www.vanaqua.org:80/conservationinaction/rockfish/our_rockfish.htm - great facts, video and game from the Vancouver Aquarium
- information on the physical dangers of diving
- history of diving
- interactive quiz on
the realities of diving
- “How deep can they
go” - shows relative depths of
various organisms and technologies.