Human Disturbances: Links for Students
Solve an Estuary Mystery
Imagine that something is wrong with your local estuary. Be a sleuth and use this page to solve an estuary mystery!
Features: Online Interactivity, Assessment
Air and Water Pollution
To survive, the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers must endure an array of assaults from air, water, and land. Learn more about nutrient, sediment, air and toxic pollution in the Bay.
NOAA's office of Response and Restoration offers Spill Tools™, a set of computer-based tools and learning aids designed to help oil spill planners and responders gain access to information for developing local area plans required under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan. These tools can help students understand how and why we clean up oil spills.
Features: Online Interactivity
Puget Sound's Health 2007
This site features a series of reports about the health of Puget Sound. Great information and graphics.
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources
Estuaries and Your Coastal Watershed
The economy of many coastal areas relies on the natural beauty and bounty of estuaries. When these resources are imperiled, so are the livelihoods of the many people who live and work along the coast. Learn about the impact of humans on these ecosystems.
Human Disturbances to Estuaries
Estuaries can be seriously affected by many human activities. Learn more about toxic substances, nutrient pollutions, pathogens, and invasive species.