Sites for Students

Tides in shallow seas and estuaries

A review of tide-producing forces and their impact
http://gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/physicalocean/Tomczak/ShelfCoast/notes/chapter05.html

Corals - Natural Threats to Coral Reefs

A tutoral on Coral Reefs, the threats and biology of coral reefs, as well as conservation and protection
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_corals/coral08_naturalthreats.html

NOAA Esturaries

A tutorial on the geography, composition and definition of estuaries.
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_estuaries/welcome.html

NOAA's State of the Coast: Ecosystems

Page discusses rating of and ecological threats to USA Coastline(s)
http://stateofthecoast.noaa.gov/ecosystems.html

Intertidal Biome

This page defines the intertidal zone and discusses common organisms/vegetation found at different tidal levels.
http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/intertidal.html

Islands in The Stream 2001

This site provides details about and information gathered by the 2001 Islands in The Steam Mission.
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/islands01/islands01.html

Monterey Bay

Brief paragraph regarding challenges to organisms in the intertidal zone with image/photo of Monterey Bay. Links to the NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries page, a rich educational resource.
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/pgallery/pgmonterey/habitats/habitats_8.html

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