WWW Resources: Oceanography

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3
Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9
Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15

General Sites of Interest

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) web site at: http://www.noaa.gov/

Oceanographic images from the space shuttle courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are featured at: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/CAMPAIGN_DOCS/OCDST/shuttle_oceanography_web/oss_contents.html

The U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program’s Home Page at: http://marine.usgs.gov/

The Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Public Affairs Office supports Neptune’s Web, where questions about the deep can be directed to an oceanographer at: http://www.cnmoc.navy.mil/educate/neptune/neptune.htm

Canada’s OceanLink Marine Science Information and Interaction web page, where you can also direct questions to oceanographers at: http://oceanlink.island.net/

The Discovery Channel publishes a weekly diary of the planet called Earth Alert (formerly called Earthweek) that features natural disasters including oceanographic phenomena at: http://www.discovery.com/news/earthalert/earthalert.html

The U.S. Metric System’s web site has information about the metric system and its incorporation into everyday use in the U.S. at: http://lamar.ColoState.edu/~hillger/

UNESCO’s 1998 International Year of the Ocean Home Page at: http://www.unesco.org/ioc/iyo/iyohome.htm

Smithsonian’s Ocean Planet web site at: http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html

The University of California San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Geoscience Information Center at: http://gs.ucsd.edu/

Don Reed at San Jose State University has an interesting web site that includes exercises and activities for oceanography classes at: http://geosun1.sjsu.edu/class/cls_indx.htm

Scientific American’s web site at: http://www.sciam.com/

WHOI's On-line Oceanus Magazine at: http://oceanusmag.whoi.edu/index.html


Chapter 1 - Introduction to Planet "Earth"

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) web site at: http://www.noaa.gov/

The U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office web site at: http://www.navo.navy.mil/

The U.S. Office of Naval Research web site at: http://www.onr.navy.mil/

The U.S. Coast Guard web site at: http://www.uscg.mil/

Colombia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Home Page at: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/

The University of California at San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Home Page at: http://www.sio.ucsd.edu/

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Home Page at: http://www.whoi.edu/

Images of the planets and other celestial bodies can be viewed at the Views of the Solar System Home Page at: http://bang.lanl.gov/solarsys/

The Travels of Captain James Cook at: http://www.travelinsurancereview.net/Travel-Facts/travels-captain-james-cook.html 

Smithsonian’s Ocean Planet web site has a feature on deep divers on "How Deep Can They Go?" at: http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/oceanography_how_deep.html

The Aerospace Corporation has a primer about the Global Positioning System at: http://www.aero.org/publications/GPSPRIMER/index.html

An on-line publication about geologic time is available from the U.S. Geological Survey at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/geotime/

The U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters and the Naval Historical Center have information about the Bermuda Triangle at: http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq8-1.htm


Chapter 2 - Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor

Information about current and recent volcanic eruptions throughout the world can be accessed at Volcano World at: http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/

Real-time worldwide earthquake data can be accessed at the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center home page at: http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/

NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center’s Hazard Page has a photo gallery of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and other natural hazards at: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/hazard/hazards.shtml

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hazard Page has reams of great information on earthquakes and volcanoes at: http://www.usgs.gov/themes/hazard.html

Hawaii Center for Volcanology’s Loihi Volcano Page features updates about Loihi’s continuing activity and a virtual tour of the volcano at: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/HCV/loihi.html

The U.S. Geological Survey has a site that features "Ask a Geologist" where you can ask any Earth science or oceanography related question at: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/docs/ask-a-ge.html

At the University of Tokyo’s web site, Kensaku Tamaki’s Plate Motion Calculator can be accessed at: http://manbow.ori.u-tokyo.ac.jp/tamaki-html/plate_motion.html

NASA’s Observatorium has a tutorial about plate tectonics at: http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/earth/tectonics/Tectonics1.html

Information about recent eruptions in Iceland can be accessed at: http://escher.earth.ruu.nl/~jerfaas/bardar/index.html

The U.S. Geological Survey has a site that displays the on-line edition of their book entitled "This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics" that has excellent graphics about plate tectonic processes at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html

Christopher R. Scotese’s PALEOMAP Project web site has paleogeographic maps of the world at: http://www.scotese.com/earth.htm

Deep Flight’s Home Page at: http://www.deepflight.com/


Chapter 3 - Marine Provinces

Measured and Estimated Seafloor Topography maps can be accessed at: http://topex.ucsd.edu/marine_topo/mar_topo.html

NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center’s Home Page, which contains Marine Geology and Geophysics bathymetric data and images at: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/mggd.htm

NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory VENTS Program conducts research on the impacts and consequences of submarine volcanoes and hydrothermal venting on the global ocean at: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/home.html

Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Marine Science Data System has an ocean floor database that includes animated fly-bys of various segments of the mid-ocean ridge at: http://www.marine-geo.org/rmbs/ 

NOVA/PBS Online Adventure: Into the Abyss features a dive to the Juan de Fuca Ridge to study black smokers at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution has information about the underwater habitat Aquarius 2000 at: http://www.hboi.edu/general/press/dec1097.html

The University of Washington School of Oceanography Exploraquarium’s Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents web site features a multidisciplinary interactive exploration of the sea floor at: http://www.ocean.washington.edu/people/grads/scottv/exploraquarium/vent/intro.htm

The University of Washington’s Revel Project investigates recent volcanic and hydrothermal activity along the Magic site on the Gorda Ridge at: http://www.ocean.washington.edu/outreach/revel/revelhome.html


Chapter 4 - Marine Sediments

Texas A&M University Ocean Drilling Program’s web site features current information about deep-sea drilling for sediment cores with the drillship JOIDES Resolution at: http://www-odp.tamu.edu/

Indiana University Biology Department’s Diatom Home Page at: http://www.indiana.edu/~diatom/diatom.html

Bowling Green State University’s Center for Algal Microscopy and Image Digitization has SEM images of diatoms at: http://www.bgsu.edu/Departments/biology/algae/

The Emiliania huxleyi Home Page has good SEM images and information about the most famous species of coccolithophore at: http://www.soc.soton.ac.uk/SUDO/tt/eh/

Images showing the size of plankton relative to a sewing needle can be found at: http://www.bugware.com/sem_gallery/d_needle.htm

A world map showing total sediment thickness of the world’s oceans and marginal seas can be accessed at: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/sedthick/sedthick.html

The National Museum of Natural History’s Blast from the Past web site, featuring information about the K–T impact at: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/paleo/blast/

The Chicxulub Seismic Experiment web site at: http://diamond.ge.ic.ac.uk/jb03/jb03/web/chix.html

NASA’s Observatorium has information about impact craters at: http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/craters/impact_home.html

Sandia National Laboratory’s Home Page features images of extraterrestrial impacts at: http://www.sandia.gov/1431/COMETw.html

NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center’s "What is Marine Sediment Made of?" web site at: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/sedimentimages.HTML


Chapter 5 – Water and Seawater

Information from a U.S. Geological Survey publication entitled "Why is the Ocean Salty?" can be accessed at: http://www.ci.pacifica.ca.us/~pacifica/NATURAL/SALTY/salty.html

SEM images of snowflakes can be accessed at: http://www.lpsi.barc.usda.gov/emusnow/

The Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate Home Page features updates about the project at: http://atoc.ucsd.edu/

NOAA’s Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Program Database has real-time temperature and salinity data at: http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/GTSPP/gtspp-home.html

The Salt Institute’s Home Page has information about solar salt production from seawater at: http://www.saltinstitute.org/

The International Desalination Association is at: http://www.ida.bm/

WaterMakers Inc. has information about how reverse osmosis and desalination works at: http://www.watermakers.com/how.htm

Louis A. Bloomfield from the University of Virginia supports a web site on "How Things Work: Water, Steam, and Ice" at: http://landau1.phys.virginia.edu/Education/Teaching/HowThingsWork/water_steam_ice.html

Classic Scenes from the Coastal Zone Color Scanner contains a tutorial with images and questions about ocean color from SeaWiFS Satellite data at: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/CAMPAIGN_DOCS/OCDST/classic_scenes/00_classics_index.html

Information about ocean color can be accessed at: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/CAMPAIGN_DOCS/OCDST/what_is_ocean_color.html


Chapter 6 - Air-Sea Interaction

NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center’s home page has climate data from a variety of recording stations and orbiting satellites at: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has real-time images of sea surface temperature as well as status reports on important factors affecting worldwide climate at: http://nic.fb4.noaa.gov/

The Space Science and Engineering Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has real-time global weather images and movies from geostationary satellites at: http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/

A site that bills itself as "the Internet’s premier source of weather information" is the University of Michigan’s weather site at: http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet

NOAA’s National Hurricane Center’s Home Page, which tracks hurricanes and contains excellent images is at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.html

Near real-time global images of water vapor and wind speed can be accessed through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Topex satellite web site at: http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov

NASA’s Observatorium has a tutorial about the seasons at: http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/earth/seasons/seasons1.html

The National Snow and Ice Data Center Home Page contains recent images of global sea ice coverage and other information at: http://www-nsidc.colorado.edu/NSIDC/

The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol’s Home Page at: http://www.rdc.uscg.mil/iippages/home.htm

The United Nations Environmental Program’s web site contains information and a series of facts sheets about climate change at: http://www.unep.ch/iuc/index.html

The U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) Home Page, which has information about global climate change at: http://www1.whoi.edu/jgofs.html

NOVA/PBS Online Adventure: Titanic’s Lost Sister features information about the Titanic disaster at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/titanic/

A history of OTEC and details about Hawaii’s OTEC system can be accessed at The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii’s Home Page at: http://bigisland.com/nelha/otec.html

The Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) Home Page, which features reports and results of the year-long on-site monitoring project at: http://sheba.apl.washington.edu/default.html


Chapter 7 - Ocean Circulation

Information about the 1997-1998 El Niņo event as well as near real-time images of global wave height can be accessed through the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Topex satellite web site at: http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov

NOAA’s El Niņo Home Page focuses on research, forecasts, and observations at: http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/

NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Lab El Niņo Theme Page contains a variety of information about the ENSO phenomenon, including sections on "The Basics, "What’s Happening Now" and "Where to Find El Niņo Related Data" at: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/toga-tao/el-nino/

NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Lab Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) Array web site features real-time oceanographic data from the tropical Pacific at: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/toga-tao/home.html

NOAA’s Office of Global Programs has current information about El Niņo, La Niņa, and the Southern Oscillation at: http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/enso/

NOAA’s CoastWatch Program offers coastal information through regional nodes at: http://sgiot2.wwb.noaa.gov/COASTWATCH/

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center’s El Niņo/Southern Oscillation Main Page at: http://www.nnic.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/ensostuff/

NASA’s Observatorium has information about El Niņo at: http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/earth/el_nino/elnino.html

NOVA/PBS Online Adventure: Tracking El Niņo at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elnino/

A variety of images from the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite (including several dynamic topography images) can be accessed at: http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/discover/images/topo_arrows.gif and http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/discover/dyn_topo.html

The Gulf Stream: A Global Investigation is a cross-curriculum study of the current via the Internet at: http://k12.rutgers.edu/curriculum/oceans/gulfstream.html

Eddies of the Gulf Stream as well as warm- and cold-core rings are displayed at: http://rs.gso.uri.edu/amy/avhrr.html

Information about deep water thermohaline circulation can be accessed at: http://www.glacier.rice.edu/chapters/oceans/4_densitydriven.html


Chapter 8 – Waves and Water Dynamics

The U.S. Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center provides atmospheric and oceanographic data, including real-time forecasts of wave height for all oceans of the world at: http://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/

The University of Washington’s tsunami web site has a comprehensive site on tsunamis, including a section on the physics of tsunamis, at: http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/welcome.html

NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory has a site devoted to PMEL’s tsunami-related computer simulations and modeling efforts at: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology publishes a site entitled Local Tsunamis and Earthquakes along the Cascadia Subduction Zone at: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/docs/projects/cascadia/tsunami/tsunami.html

Costas Synolakis of the University of Southern California maintains an archive of digital tsunami images from 1992-96 tsunami field surveys and includes video footage of post-tsunami damage at: http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/home.html

Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Coastal Data Information Program offers swell predictions for southern California at: http://cdip.ucsd.edu/models/wave.model.html

NASA’s Observatorium has information about the causes and destructive forces of tsunamis (including many examples) at: http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/tsunami/tsun_start.html

The Pacific Tsunami Warning System issues tsunami warnings and has links to other tsunami forecast centers at: http://lumahai.soest.hawaii.edu/tsunami.html

NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center answers the question "What causes ocean surface waves?" at: http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov/educate/pacwave.shtml

Surfer Magazine has some great pictures of big waves at: http://www.surfermag.com/headlines/bigwed1.htm


Chapter 9 - Tides

NOAA’s National Ocean Service Oceanic Products and Services Division contains Information Pages about tides (including the publication "Our Restless Tides"), real-time Tide Data, and Tide Predictions at: http://www1.pactide.noaa.gov/

NOAA’s National Ocean Service Oceanic Products and Services Division also contains a tide predictor that allows tide predictions to be calculated at more than 3000 stations in the U.S. at: http://www.opsd.nos.noaa.gov/tp4days.html

The WWW Tide and Current Predictor contains good graphs of tides at: http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/sitesel.html

Daily tide and current predictions can be accessed at: http://www.tides.com/tcpred.htm

Basic information about tides can be accessed through the Canadian National Atlas Information Service at: http://www-nais.ccm.emr.ca/defacto/english/tides.html

NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center answers the question "What are tides?" at: http://seaboard.ndbc.noaa.gov/educate/tides.shtml

Information about tides from can be accessed at: http://www-ocean.tamu.edu/~wormuth/tides.html

Photos of tidal bores and tidal bore rafting can be seen at: http://www.nsis.com/~webmagic/truro/bore.html


Chapter 10 - The Coast: Beaches and Shoreline Processes

The U.S. Army’s web site on groins and other types of hard stabilization is at: http://sparky.nce.usace.army.mil/shore.protection/groins.html

The creation of California’s beaches is discussed at: http://ceres.ca.gov/ceres/calweb/coastal/beaches.html

Barrier islands along the U.S. eastern coastline are shown at: http://www.skipjack.net/le_shore/heritage/barrier.html

The Louisiana Barrier Island Erosion Project Home Page is at: http://chumley.er.usgs.gov/louisiana/louisiana.html

NOAA’s Coastal Services Center Coastal Change Analysis Program studies coastal change and publishes "before" and "after" images at: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/ccap/

The U.S. Geological Survey Marine and Coastal Geology Group’s fact sheet on Hurricane Impacts on the Coastal Environment is at: http://marine.usgs.gov/fact-sheets/hurricane/hurricane-txt.html

New Jersey’s Shoreline Future is the topic of a web page at: http://marine.rutgers.edu/pt/shoreline.html

Types of low cost shoreline protection are discussed at: http://sparky.nce.usace.army.mil/shore.protection/lcsphmpg.html

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Center for Coastal Studies Home Page at: http://ccs.ucsd.edu/

Chris Metzler of MiraCosta College has a web site that features a coastal erosion virtual field trip at: http://www.miracosta.cc.ca.us/home/cmetzler/field_trip/top.html


Chapter 11 - The Coastal Ocean

Near real-time oil spill detection for California’s Santa Barbara Channel – Santa Maria Basin is provided by the Center for Coastal Studies at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at: http://www-ccs.ucsd.edu/oilspill/

The Oil Spill Public Information Center focuses on monitoring the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill at: http://www.alaska.net/~ospic/

This site provides an overview of the spill, information about the impact of the oil spill, and the status of recovery of injured resources and services: http://www.mjjsales.com/articles/exxon-valdez-oil-spill.html 

The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited web site has information about past spills, the fate and effects of oil spills, and oil spill cleanup at: http://www.itopf.com/

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Pollution and Waste Disposal on the Los Angeles Shelf web site at: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/docs/projects/socal/lashelf.html

Smithsonian’s Ocean Planet: Oceans in Peril page covers all types of marine pollution at: http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/ocean_planet_oceans_in_peril.html

The Restore America’s Estuaries Home Page at: http://www.estuaries.org/

The Estuary-Net Project’s web site on estuarine ecology at: http://inlet.geol.scarolina.edu/estecohp.html

The Salt Marsh web site at: http://www.tip.net.au/~sef/amanda/saltmars.htm

The Mangrove web site at: http://www.tip.net.au/~sef/amanda/mangrove.htm

The Mangrove Replenishment Initiative Home Page at: http://mangrove.org/

Information about plastics can be found at the Plastic Resources web site at: http://www.plasticsresource.com/


Chapter 12 - The Marine Habitat

The University of Arizona’s Tree of Life Home Page is at: http://phylogeny.arizona.edu/tree/phylogeny.html

The Charles Darwin and Darwinian Web Site at: http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/nathist/darwin/darwin.html

The Marine Biological Laboratory has a Live Marine Specimens web site at: http://www.mbl.edu/html/MRC/specimens.html

Microsoft’s Encarta web page of Life in the Ocean at: http://www.encarta.msn.com/schoolhouse/oceans/oceans.asp

A variety of marine habitats from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary are catalogued and described at: http://color.mlml.calstate.edu/www/mbnms/docs92/bio.htm

The Monterey Bay’s E-quarium web site at: http://www.mbayaq.org/

Oceana's Marine Life Encyclopedia is a searchable encyclopedia that contains information on more than 500 fascinating marine creatures, many of them are accompanied by stunning photos at: http://na.oceana.org/en/explore


Chapter 13 – Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer

The SeaWiFS Satellite Home Page features images and information about the SeaWiFS Project (which maps ocean color from space) at: http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS.html

Classic Scenes from the Coastal Zone Color Scanner contains a tutorial with images and questions about ocean color from SeaWiFS Satellite data at: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/CAMPAIGN_DOCS/OCDST/classic_scenes/00_classics_index.html

Information about ocean color can be accessed at: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/CAMPAIGN_DOCS/OCDST/what_is_ocean_color.html

The Athena Project’s Ocean Color Viewed from Space web site at: http://athena.wednet.edu/curric/oceans/ocolor/index.html

Martin Ryan Marine Science Institute’s Seaweed Home Page at: http://seaweed.ucg.ie/seaweed.html

The University of Western Cape South Africa Botany Department’s Welcome to the World of Algae Home Page at: http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/algae/

Wood Hole’s Oceanographic Institution’s Harmful Algae Page at: http://www.whoi.edu/redtide/page.do?pid=9257 

Information about red tides can be accessed at: http://www.marinelab.sarasota.fl.us/~mhenry/WREDTIDE.phtml

The University of California’s Museum of Paleontology has information and images about many types of microscopic marine organisms at: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/collections/micro.html

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Home Page is at: http://www.nmfs.gov

The National Museum of Natural History’s Economic Uses of Algae web site at: http://www.nmnh.si.edu/botany/projects/algae/Alg-Econ.htm

The National Resources Defense Council has information about fisheries management and the crisis in marine fisheries at: http://www.nrdc.org/nrdcpro/reports/hlsexsum.html

The Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) International Home Page has information about the measurement and role of CO2 in the ocean at: http://ads.smr.uib.no/jgofs/jgofs.htm


Chapter 14 – Animals of the Pelagic Environment

The University of California’s Museum of Paleontology has information about many types of marine organisms at: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/

Odyssey Expeditions has a comprehensive web site about ichthyology and fish behavior at: http://www.odysseyexpeditions.org/indexfish.htm

NOAA's National Marine Mammal Laboratory and Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory have collaborated on a joint study to assess the potential of long-range acoustic monitoring of free-ranging populations of large cetaceans and include information about whales at: http://newport.pmel.noaa.gov/whales/

The on-line edition of Ocean News by Canada’s Bamfield Marine Station Public Education Program focuses on marine mammals and is located at: http://oceanlink.island.net/marmammals.html

Hear vocalizations of various whales and dolphins at the Office of Naval Research’s Northern Right Whale Monitoring Project at: http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/ocean/Info/NRtWhale/

Seaworld’s Education Department features a web site about the hydrodynamics of sharks at: http://www.seaworld.org/Sharks/hydro.html

NOVA/PBS Online Adventure: Shark Attack! has information about sharks at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sharks/

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Center for Shark Research Home Page at: http://www.marinelab.sarasota.fl.us/~rhueter/sharks/shark.phtml


Chapter 15 – Animals of the Benthic Environment

The University of California’s Museum of Paleontology has information about many types of marine organisms at: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/

The intertidal zonation of a sandy beach at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is discussed at: http://bonita.mbnms.nos.noaa.gov/sitechar/sandy3.html

The Biological Sciences Department of the State University of New York at Stony Brook has a web site that focuses on the rocky shore environment and is located at: http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/rockyshore.html

Paul Yancey’s Deep Sea Pages focuses on life in the deep at: http://www.bmi.net/yancey/

The Coral Reef Resources Page at: http://www.indiana.edu/~reefpage/index.html

NOAA’s Coral Health and Monitoring Program Home Page at: http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/

NOAA's Coral Reef Beaching Hot Spot Chart at: http://psbsgi1.nesdis.noaa.gov:8080/PSB/EPS/SST/climohot.html

The University of Virgin Islands’ Introduction to Coral Reefs at: http://www.uvi.edu/coral.reefer/

The University of Washington School of Oceanography Exploraquarium’s Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents web site features a multidisciplinary interactive exploration of the sea floor at: http://www.ocean.washington.edu/people/grads/scottv/exploraquarium/vent/intro.htm

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