Gulf of Mexico 2017





Multimedia Content Themes

These Education Theme Pages are designed to provide the best of what the Ocean Explorer website has to offer to support your classroom during this expedition. Each Theme page provides links to content essays, lessons, multimedia interactive activities, career information, and associated past expeditions.

Archaeology

Archaeology

Underwater archaeological excavation is very similar to traditional land archaeology. The most common (and perhaps most popular) type of sites studied are shipwrecks. However, marine archaeologists also investigate other kinds of sites, such as flooded land sites or fishing structures.

Cold Seeps

Cold Seeps

Cold seeps are locations where hydrocarbon-rich fluid seeps up from below the sea floor, often as methane or hydrogen sulfide. Cold seeps have been found to support significant chemosynthetic communities.

Deep-sea Corals

Deep-sea Corals

Not all corals are found on island coasts in shallow seas. In fact, over half of all known coral species are found in deep, dark waters where temperatures range from 4-12° C. For this reason, we call these corals the "cold-water" or "deep-sea" corals. They are found all over the world.

 

 

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