Other Resources and Links
A list of other resources and links related to this expedition for you to explore.
Daily logs, photos, video clips, and backgrounds essays on the 2002 Davidson Seamount Expedition
Web page from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary describing the 2002 exploration of the Davidson Seamount.
Web page from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute describing MBARI’s work on the Ocean Chemistry of Greenhouse Gases, including work on the potential effects of ocean sequestration of carbon dioxide.
Seamounts website sponsored by the National Science Foundation Pickrell, J. 2004.
A special issue of Current: the Journal of Marine Education on deep-sea corals.
Morgan, L. E. 2005. What are deep-sea corals? Current 21(4):2-4; available online at http://www.mcbi.org/Current_Magazine/What_are_DSC.pdf
Reed, J. K. and S. W. Ross. 2005. Deep-water reefs off the southeastern U.S.: Recent discoveries and research. Current 21(4):33-37; available online at http://www.mcbi.org/Current_Magazine/Southeastern_US.pdf
Frame, C. and H. Gillelan. 2005. Threats to deep-sea corals and their conservation in U.S. waters. Current 21(4):46-47; available online at http://www.mcbi.org/Current_Magazine/Threats_Conservation.pdf
Roberts, S. and M. Hirshfield. Deep Sea Corals: Out of sight but no longer out of mind. http://www.oceana.org/uploads/oceana_coral_report.pdf— Background on deep-water coral reefs.
The Oceanic Research Group website; lots of photos, but note that they are very explicit about their copyrights; check out “Cnidarians: Simple but Deadly Animals!” by Jonathan Bird, which provides an easy introduction designed for classroom use.
Ocean Explorer photograph gallery.
Project Oceanica website, with a variety of resources on ocean exploration topics.
Trawlers Destroying Deep-Sea Reefs, Scientists Say. National Geographic News.
For More Information
Contact Paula Keener-Chavis,
Director, Education Programs
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration
Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.