Other Resources and Links

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov - Web site for NOAA’s Ocean Exploration program

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

Bellwood, D.R., T.P. Hughes, C. Folke, and M. Nystršm. 2004. Confronting the coral reef crisis. Nature 429:827-833 (http://www.eco.science.ru.nl/Organisme%20&%20Milieu/PGO/PGO3/Bellwood.pdf)

Kramer, P. 2003. Synthesis of coral reef health indicators for the Western Atlantic: Results of the AGRRA program (1997-2000). In Lang, J.C. (ed.) 2003. Status of coral reefs in the Western Atlantic: results of initial surveys, Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) program. Atoll Research Bulletin 496. 639 pp. Washington, DC. http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/duffy/arb/496/Synthesis.pdf

Steneck, R.S., S.N. Arnold, and J.B. Brown, eds. 2005. A report on the status of the coral reefs of Bonaire in 2005 with advice on the establishment of fish protection areas. Pew Charitable Trust Report, 64 pp. http://www.bmp.org/pdfs/Status-of-coral-reef-2005.pdf

Steneck, B. and T. McClanahan. 2005. Executive summary and recommendations for monitoring. In Steneck, R.S., S.N. Arnold, and J.B. Brown, eds. 2005. A report on the status of the coral reefs of Bonaire in 2005 with advice on the establishment of fish protection areas. Pew Charitable Trust Report, 64 pp. http://www.bmp.org/pdfs/Status-of-coral-reef-2005.pdf

Olson, R. 2002. Slow-motion disaster below the waves. Los Angeles Times, November 17, 2002, pp. M.2 http://www.actionbioscience.org/environment/olson.html

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.cees.iupui.edu/Education/Workshops/Project_Seam/Exercises/bird_biodiversity_exerciese.htm - Biodiversity exercises from the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis

http://www.mcbi.org/publications/pub_pdfs/Deep-Sea%20Coral%20issue%20of%20Current.pdf - 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.ucmp.berkeley.edu/cnidaria/cnidaria.html - Introduction to Cnidaria from the University of California Museum of Paleontology Diamante-Fabunan, D. 2000. Coral Bleaching: the Whys, the Hows and What Next? OverSeas, The Online Magazine for Sustainable Seas.

http://www.oneocean.org/overseas/200009/coral_bleaching_the_hows_and_whys_and_whats_next.html

http://www.crc.uri.edu/download/COR_0011.PDF - ‘Coral Bleaching: Causes, consequences and response;’ a collection of papers from the ninth international coral reef symposium.

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/habitatconservation/publications/Separate%20Chapters/Cover%20and%20Table%20of%20Contents.pdf– ‘The State of Deep Coral Ecosystems of the United States,’ 2007 report from NOAA providing new insight into the complex and biologically rich habitats found in deeper waters off the U.S. and elsewhere around the world.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/oceans/la-oceans-series,0,7842752.special– ‘Altered Oceans,’ five-part series from the Los Angeles Times on the condition of Earth’s ocean; published July 30 - August 3, 2006

Bohm, H. and V. Jensen. 1998. Build Your Own Programmable Lego Submersible: Project: Sea Angel AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle). Westcoast Words. 39 pages.

Bohm, H. 1997. Build your own underwater robot and other wet projects. Westcoast Words. 148 pages.

World Commission On Environment and Development. 1987. Our Common Future. Oxford University Press. New York.


 

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.