Other Resources and Links

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outside of Ocean Explorer have been checked at the time of this page's publication, but the linking sites may become outdated or non-operational over time.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://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov
Web site for NOAA’s Ocean Exploration program.

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/gallery/livingocean/livingocean_coral.html
Ocean Explorer image gallery.

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/research/izg/calwildfall2000.pdf
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://www.cancerquest.org
CancerQuest Web site; includes an introduction to cell biology; structure and action of anti-cancer drugs.

http://www.cees.iupui.edu/Outreach/SEAM/Biodiversity_Exercise.htm
The Arbor Project’s Web page on bird biodiversity.

http://ceprap.ucdavis.edu/acrobat/microkit_00.pdf
Activity manual developed during the 1996/97 teacher internship program of the Center for Engineering Plants for Resistance Against Pathogens at the University of California, Davis.

http://www.glogerm.com
Web site of the Glo-Germ Company, with activity ideas related to microorganisms.

http://www.mcbi.org/what/current.htm
A special issue of Current: the Journal of Marine Education on deep-sea corals.

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.moonsnailproject.org/Mini_Diversity.htm
The Moonsnail Project’s mini-lecture on diversity.

http://www.cancer.gov
Website of the National Cancer Institute.

http://www.oceanicresearch.org
The Oceanic Research Group Web site; 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.

http://www.science.fau.edu/drugs.htm
An overview article on drugs from the sea.

http://spikesworld.spike-jamie.com/science/index.html
Web site with lots of background and activities on multiple science topics, including microorganisms.

http://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/cookbook.htm
The Geologic and Paleontologic Cookbook.

http://www.umsl.edu/~microbes/
Web site of the Science in the Real World: Microbes in Action project of the Department of Biology, University of Missouri - St. Louis.

http://www.umsl.edu/~microbes/pdf/steriletechnique.pdf
Worksheet on sterile techniques.

http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/bi/1993/
Background and activities from the 1993 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute on biotechnology.

http://www.wwf.org.uk/filelibrary/pdf/darwin_mounds.pdf
Report on the Darwin Mounds, a recently discovered group of hard-bottom habitats in the United Kingdom’s 200 nm offshore zone.

Maxwell, S. 2005. An Aquatic Pharmacy: The Biomedical Potential of the Deep Sea. Current 21(4):31-32; available online at:
http://www.mcbi.org/what/what_pdfs/Current_Magazine/Pharmacy.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/what/what_pdfs/Current_Magazine/Threats_Conservation.pdf

Morgan, L. E. 2005. What are deep-sea corals? Current 21(4):2-4; available online at:
http://www.mcbi.org/what/what_pdfs/Current_Magazine/What_are_DSC.pdf

Pickrell, J. 2004. Trawlers Destroying Deep-Sea Reefs, Scientists Say. National Geographic News. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/0219_040219_seacorals.html

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/what/what_pdfs/Current_Magazine/Southeastern_US.pdf

Roberts, S. and M. Hirshfield. Deep Sea Corals: Out of sight but no longer out of mind. http://www.oceana.org/fileadmin/oceana/uploads/reports/oceana_coral_report_final.pdf Background on deep-water coral reefs

 


 

For More Information

Contact Paula Keener-Chavis, national education coordinator for the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, for more information.

Other lesson plans developed for this Web site are available in the Education Section.