Our ocean world is a fascinating place. Have some fun (and learn something, too) by visiting the pages listed below.
Find answers to ocean exploration questions on topics ranging from ocean life, geology, the chemical and physical properties of the ocean, exploration technology, and marine archaeology. The questions are categorized according to the seven Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts (pdf) for grades K-12, which outline the knowledge required to be considered ocean literate in accordance with the National Science Education Standards.
Looking for the perfect picture as a background on your computer screen? Get free desktop wallpaper for your computer, featuring images from ocean explorations. Choose from images of the Titanic, coral reefs, and more.
Team up with players from around the globe to solve the puzzle by correctly answering ocean-related questions and revealing pieces of a hidden picture.
View images of friendly octopuses seen during our ocean explorations that have been featured through our Facebook and Twitter accounts as part of "Octopus Friday." Enjoy!
Try to solve the puzzle by dragging one of the nine squares to another location within the picture frame. Continue to sort the squares into different locations until the puzzle is solved. Challenge yourself to solve the puzzle in as few moves as possible.
We have collected some of Ocean Explorer's best photos and posted them on Flickr. You can subscribe to our Flickr photostream or get your own NOAA Ocean Explorer Flickr widget or subscribe to the RSS feed to keep up with new additions.
Discover unique video clips from various expeditions as part of the MySubmarine explorer interactive experience. Scroll through education lesson plans, or tell a friend about our site by sending them an Email postcard. Note: Once inside the submarine, you can scroll through the creatures and features on the right menu panel or pick one from the expeditions maps on the left panel.
Before you begin, please read the system requirements and recommendations below.
Flash 8 or higher required, best viewed with browser full screen or maximized, 16bit or higher recommended, resolution 1024x768 or higher recommended. Sound card and speakers are required to hear the audio.Adobe PDF reader will be required to view PDF documents.
Revised December 20, 2013 by the Ocean Explorer Webmaster
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