Distribution of Corals: Links for Teachers

NOAA's National Ocean Service Corals Tutorial

NOAA's National Ocean Service supports in research and efforts to conserve coral ecosystems. On this Web site, you will find an online tutorial with animations, video, and a “roadmap” of NOAA corals Web Sites.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/corals/welcome.html

Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources

Dive In: An Ocean Quest

In this webquest, you and your team are selected to be part of the crew on the ship, Detective Divers. You will be exploring the ocean to learn about coral reef ecosystems.
http://www.kmuska.com/ocean/oceanx.html

Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment

Reef Ecology Teaching Unit

Secondary level students will explore the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem and gain an appreciation of the diversity of life it contains and the evolutionary processes that have shaped the plants and animals that live there.
http://www.reefed.edu.au/home/teaching/senior_secondary_units/
reef_ecology


Features: Lesson Ideas, Assessment, Inquiry Materials

NOAA's Ocean Explorer Mission Plan: Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Habitats

Current knowledge of the distribution of corals is limited to sporadic reports of coral observations and sample collections. These reports indicate that deep-water coral colonies are likely to be widely distributed. Join a team of explorers as they find out more.
http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/03mex/background/plan
/plan.html


Features: Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia

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