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Ocean Explorer Expedition Education Modules (EEM) are designed to reach out in new ways to teachers, students, and the general public and share the excitement of daily at-sea discoveries and the science behind NOAA’s major ocean exploration initiatives with the people around the world.

The Bioluminescence and Vision on the Deep Seafloor 2015 expedition offers a unique opportunity for explorers of all ages to investigate and understand bioluminescence in the deep-sea environment of the Gulf of Mexico.

 





Expedition Focus: Bioluminescence and Vision

This collection includes an Expedition Purpose written for educators, an OceanAGE career interview with bioluminescence expert Dr. Edith Widder, and Theme pages on Bioluminescence and Deep-sea Corals. These theme pages each include a selection of essays from past bioluminescence and deep-sea coral expeditions, standards-based lessons relevant to the science and technology of this expedition, videos, multimedia presentations for students, career interviews, and links to past expeditions with a bioluminescence and deep-sea coral focus. Also included is a link to Creep into the Deep, a project managed by Whale Times, Inc., for grades 3-6, linking these expedition leads and partner museums and science centers with hundreds of students and providing related deep-sea curriculum.

 

Expedition Purpose: A summary of why scientists and educators are interested in exploring this area and what we might learn from our efforts in this region. OceanAGE career profile for Dr. Edith A. Widder, a deep-sea explorer and ocean conservationist specializing in bioluminescence. Expedition Purpose: A summary of why scientists and educators are interested in exploring this area and what we might learn from our efforts in this region.

 


 

 

Explore Bioluminescence essays Lessons Multimedia Oceanage Expeditions

 



Explore Deep-sea Corals essays Lessons Multimedia Oceanage Expeditions

 

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