Bioluminescence and Vision on the Deep Seafloor 2015

Expedition Education Module

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 on the Deep Seafloor 2015

Expedition Purpose written specifically for educators.

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.

Expedition Purpose

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 Classroom Lessons

Creep into the Deep, a project managed by Whale Times, Inc., for grades 3-6, links these expedition leads, partner museums, and science centers with hundreds of students and provides related deep-sea curriculum.

To discover vision and bioluminescence on the floor of the deep sea.

Whale Times, Inc. Creep into the Deep

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 Multimedia Content Themes

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.


 OceanAGE Careers

Ocean Careers to Inspire Another Generation of Explorers, or OceanAGE Careers, invites students to learn about the talented people who explore our ocean planet. Here is a career interview with bioluminescence expert Dr. Edith Widder.

Edith A. Widder: OceanAGE Career Profile

Edith A. Widder: OceanAGE Career Profile

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