Other Resources and Links

A list of other resources and links related to this expedition for you to explore.

The web links below are provided for informational purposes only. Links outside of Ocean Explorer have been checked at the time of this page's publication, but the linking sites may become outdated or non-operational over time.

http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/corals/welcome.html
The National Ocean Service Coral Reef Discovery Kit, with a variety of coral reef-related lessons, information, and activities.

http://www.coris.noaa.gov/
NOAA’s Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS).

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/benthic/mapping/techniques/sensors/laserline.htm
Information about laser line scan technology.

http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/kids/kids.html
Click on ‘Coral Reefs and Oil Spills: A Guided Tour’ for a basic overview of coral ecology, types of things that can harm coral, and see how resource managers go about response and restoration efforts;  from the National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration

http://oneocean.org/overseas/200009/coral_bleaching_the_hows
_and_whys_and_whats_next.html
Ariadne, D. and D. Diamante-Fabunan. 2000. Coral Bleaching: the Whys, the How’s and What Next? Overseas, The Online Magazine for Sustainable Seas.

http://www.coral.noaa.gov/
Web site for NOAA’s Coral Health and Monitoring Program.

http://www.oceana.org/index.php?id=699
Roberts, S. and M. Hirshfield. Deep Sea Corals: Out of sight but no longer out of mind.
- Background on deep-water coral reefs

http://www.mesa.edu.au/friends/seashores/index.html
‘Life on Australian Seashores’ by Keith Davey on the Marine Education Society of Australasia Web site, with an easy introduction to Cnidaria, including their method of reproduction.

http://www-biol.paisley.ac.uk/courses/Tatner/biomedia/units/cnid1.htm
Phylum Cnidaria on Biomedia of the Glasgow University Zoological Museum on the Biological Sciences, University of Paisley, Scotland Web site; includes explanations of the major classes, a glossary of terms and diagrams and photos.

http://www.calacademy.org/calwild/2000fall/stories/seavenoms.html
Article from California Wild: ‘Stinging Seas - Tread Softly in Tropical Waters’ by Gary C. Williams; an introduction to the venomous nature of tropical cnidarians, why and how they do it

http://oceanica.cofc.edu/activities.htm
Project Oceanica Web site, with a variety of resources on ocean exploration topics.