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outside of Ocean Explorer have been checked at the time of this page's publication, but the linking sites may become outdated or non-operational over time.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://www.gomr.mms.gov/index_common.html exit icon - Minerals Management Service Web site

http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/lagniapp/chemcomp.pdf exit icon (PDF) - "Chemosynthetic Communities in the Gulf of Mexico" teaching guide to accompany a poster with the same title, introducing the topic of chemosynthetic communities and other ecological concepts to middle and high school students.

http://www.gomr.mms.gov/homepg/lagniapp/lagniapp.html exit icon - Kids Page on the Minerals Management Service Web site, with posters, teaching guides and other resources on various marine science topics

http://www.coast-nopp.org/ exit icon - Resource Guide from the Consortium for Oceanographic Activities for Students and Teachers, containing modules, guides, and lesson plans covering topics related to oceanography and coastal processes

http://cosee-central-gom.org/  exit icon- Web site for The Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence: Central Gulf of Mexico (COSEE-CGOM)

http://www.ucar.edu/communications/Final_acidification.pdf exit icon - “Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers: A Guide for Future Research;” report from a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Geological Survey

Havenhand, J.N., F.R. Buttler, M.C. Thorndyke, J.E. Williamson. 2008. Near-future levels of ocean acidification reduce fertilization success in a sea urchin. Current Biology, 18:R651-R652.

http://www.terrain.org/articles/21/burns.htm exit icon - Article on ocean acidification from Terrain.org

http://www.oceana.org/climate/impacts/acid-oceans/ exit icon - Oceana article on ocean acidification

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.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Entrez/  exit iconand http://workbench.sdsc.edu exit icon - Two Web sites that provide access to gene sequences for many different organisms

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AB/GG/#Anchor-From-14210 exit icon - The Access Excellence Graphics Gallery which offers a series of labeled diagrams with explanations representing the important processes of biotechnology. Each diagram is followed by a summary of information, providing a context for the process illustrated.

http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/bi/1993/ exit icon - Activities related to biotechnology from the 1993 Woodrow Wilson Biology Institute.


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.