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outside of Ocean Explorer have been checked at the time of this page's publication, but the linking sites may become outdated or non-operational over time.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://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/edufun/book/welcome.html#book - A free printable book for home and school use introduced in 2004 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of NOAA; nearly 200 pages of lessons focusing on the exploration, understanding, and protection of Earth as a whole system.
http://www.tos.org/oceanography/issues/issue_archive/issue_pdfs/20_4/20.4_yoerger_et_al.pdf (PDF) - Yoerger, D., A. Bradley, M. Jakuba, M/ Tivey, C. German, T. Shank, R. Embley. 2007. "Mid-ocean ridge exploration with an autonomous underwater vehicle." Oceanography 20(4):52-61.
German, C., D. Yoerger, M. Jakuba, T. Shank, C. Langmuir, K. Nakamura. 2008. "Hydrothermal exploration with the Autonomous Benthic Explorer." Deep-Sea Research I 55:203-219.
Tunnicliffe, V., S. Juniper, M. Sibuet. 1999. Reducing Environments of the Deep-Sea Floor. In: P. Warneck (ed) Chemistry of the natural atmosphere. Academic Press. San Diego. 927 pp.
Levin, L., G. Mendoza, J. Gonzalez, A. Thurber, E. Cordes. 2009. "Diversity of bathyal macrofauna on the northeastern Pacific margin: the influence of methane seeps and oxyugen minimum zones." Mar. Ecol. 31(1):94-110.
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.