Health and Safety:

Changing Water Levels in the Great Lakes (Office for Coastal Management)

A true or false quiz about changing water levels in the Great Lakes.


No Shell Left Behind (Ocean Today)

Imagine eating your way to a healthier Bay! Nationwide shell recycling programs and oyster lovers are helping to restore wild oyster reefs.


School of Fish (Ocean Today)

These students work with fish every day, learning real-world skills that are not only fun, but allow them to learn a sustainable trade.


3D Ocean Farming (Ocean Today)

Meet the ocean farmers who grow delicious food, help clean the ocean, and pull carbon from the environment.


Remote Control (Ocean Today)

Social Entrepreneurs in Hawaii are applying space technology and design principles to build a sustainable fish farm in the open ocean.


Innovations in Aquaculture (Ocean Today)

Demand for seafood is increasing around the world, and the United States is no exception. Providing enough fish for a growing seafood demand requires a little innovation.


Introduction to Ocean Farming Series (Ocean Today)

In the U.S. we import around ninety percent of our seafood, which means that most of the fish and shellfish on your plate is coming from a different country.


Wave Safe: Entering the Water Safely (Ocean Today)

Let's talk about how to move in and out of the water so that you're not hurt by the power of the waves.


Wave Safe: Protect Yourself to Save Others (Ocean Today)

What if something happens to you or someone else? Keeping yourself safe while also helping others can save lives.


Wave Safe - Surviving Shorebreak (Ocean Today)

Any breaking wave can be dangerous but a wave breaking directly on a steep shore, like this one, is even more likely to cause serious injuries.


Wave Safe - American Samoa (Ocean Today)

Everyone is amazed at the beauty of American Samoa, and the rich heritage of Samoa to its people who protect and sail the sea.


Wave Safe - California (Ocean Today)

These beaches may be one of California’s favorite places to play, but they can also be dangerous. Whether you live here or just visit, we all need to start by respecting the ocean.


Wave Safe - Pacific Northwest (Ocean Today)

Along these remote cliffs and beaches where sneaker waves, beach debris and extreme tides combine with freezing water, you must stay situationally aware and never take your eyes off the water.


Wave Safe - East Coast (Ocean Today)

If you want to keep your ocean and beach time fun and safe you need to be aware of dangerous waves and that starts by respecting the power of the ocean.


Wave Safe Introduction (Ocean Today)

To stay safe at the beach, keep up your level of awareness whether you are on the sand or in the water.


Trash Counts (Ocean Today)

If you wish to be part of the solution to marine debris and are ready to do more than talk trash, watch our new TRASH COUNTS video featuring a citizen science project.


Stronger Than The Waves (Ocean Today)

Imagine all of this underwater. In a major tsunami, it could happen. In this part of Washington State, it’s happened before, hundreds of years ago. Sometime in the future, it will likely happen again.


Hurricane Survival Guide (Ocean Today)

Could this be what your home looks like after the next hurricane strikes? Many people thought a hurricane like Katrina would never really happen. If you had to evacuate, where would your family go?


Rip Currents: Protect Yourself to Save Others (Ocean Today)

The first thing is to relax, rip currents won’t pull you under, they will just pull you away from shore.


When the Waves Swell (Ocean Today)

How prepared are you for a hurricane?


Getting Ready For Hurricanes (Ocean Today)

Make sure your home is as safe as you are from hurricane damage.


Surviving Storm Surge (Ocean Today)

Make sure your home is as safe as you are from hurricane damage.


Estuaries: Nature's Water Filters (Digital Coast)

Watch this cool animation to learn how estuaries filter our water. There's a pop quiz at the end to check what you learned!


What is ocean etiquette? (Ocean Fact)

Wildlife viewing is a popular recreation activity, but it is important to know how to interact with ocean wildlife so that you can make the right decisions. Irresponsible human behavior can disturb animals, destroy important habitats, and even result in injury to animals and people.


Rip Current Science (Ocean Today)

You might have heard them referred to as “undertow” or “rip tides,” but these ocean phenomena are actually rip currents.


Ocean Safe with Bruckner Chase (Ocean Today)

Bruckner Chase is an endurance waterman with a lifetime of experience in the ocean. Check out his advice on how to stay safe in the ocean.


Students Saving the Ocean (Ocean Today)

This is Hermit's Cove and we are here at Coastal Cleanup Day, which is once a year. Volunteers come to places like this and pick up all the trash that are along the shoreline.


Ocean as a Lab: Oil Spills (Ocean Today)

Hi, Im Chris Reddy, and Im an environmental chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and I study oil spills. This is Wild Harbor salt marsh in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.


Ocean as a Lab: Shark Finning (Ocean Today)

My name is Mahmood Shivji. I'm the Director of the Guy Harvey Research Institute, and I study shark biology and shark conservation.


Ocean as a Lab: Ocean Acidification (Ocean Today)

My name is Francisco Chavez, and we're here in Peru, studying the impacts of air sea change of CO2 on processes like ocean acidification.


First Sign of Climate Change (Ocean Today)

Dr. Martin Sommerkorn: We have lost Arctic sea ice at a drastic rate over the last couple of years, especially in 2007.


Dune Grass Planting (Ocean Today)

Laura Bankey: Today we are at Dam Neck Annex, part of Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, restoring sand dune habitat along the Atlantic coast.


Tsunami Strike: Japan Part I: Destruction (Ocean Today)

On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast of Japan generated a tsunami.


Tsunami Strike: Japan Part II: Propagtion (Ocean Today)

80 miles east of Japan, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocks the ocean floor.


Tsunami Strike: Japan Part III: Warning Systems (Ocean Today)

These are the sounds of a tsunami warning. They alert residents that a killer wave is about to strike.


Coral Restoration (Ocean Today)

These beautiful coral reefs are in serious trouble. They are being damaged or destroyed by pollution, disease, climate change, and a large number of ship groundings.


Sounds Under the Surface (Ocean Today)

Every day we are surrounded by noises, from cars and planes, construction sites, and factories. While for most of us it is an annoyance, in some cases it can be harmful.


Tsunami Awareness (Ocean Today)

When you're in a coastal area, it's important to keep alert for messages from local officials, such as lifeguards, police, The US Tsunami Warning Centers and NOAA All Hazards Radio.


Wetlands Restoration (Ocean Today)

Wetlands are among the richest and most diverse places on earth. Thousands of fish, mammals and birds call the wetlands home.


Saving a Bay -- Lavaca Bay Restoration (Ocean Today)

With fisherman, seabirds, and marshland, Lavaca Bay looks like any other peaceful coastal area… but things weren't always this serene.


Whale Rescue (Ocean Today)

In the last 25 years, 92 large whales have been freed from life threatening entanglements in fishing gear. Such entanglements are threatening the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.


Waterspouts (Ocean Today)

They are sometimes seen as threatening funnel clouds descending from stormy skies. Others can be nearly invisible, like a ghostly spiral of wind skimming the sea surface.


Tracking Tsunamis (Ocean Today)

Tsunami - a killer wave - speeding across the ocean at 400 miles an hour. It smashes into land destroying everything in its path.


Hurricane Storm Surge (Ocean Today)

Powerful winds aren't the only deadly force during a hurricane. The greatest threat to life actually comes from the water - in the form of storm surge.


Connecting Us to Nature (Ocean Today)

Marine protected areas offer a perfect adventure. They are places to explore and enjoy nature in and around the waters of Canada, Mexico and the United States.


Sustaining Communities (Ocean Today)

Every year, North America's Marine Protected Areas contribute millions of dollars to the economy. Much of the sustainably caught seafood you see in grocery stores and eat in restaurants comes from these areas.


Protecting the Marine Environment (Ocean Today)

For nearly 200 years the US Coast Guard has been tasked with preserving our country's marine resources. That means tending to the oceans by protecting it from the castoffs of our human lives.


All You Can Eat (Ocean Today)

Once limited to the Indo-Pacific region, lionfish have invaded the waters of The Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean.


Our Debris Filling the Sea (Ocean Today)

What do a tropical island in the Pacific Ocean and the Antarctic have in common? Unfortunately, it’s marine debris.


Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms (Ocean Today)

Algae play a vital role in the marine ecosystem. They provide food for all sorts of species. But in rare instances, they can also do harm.


TRASH TALK: Webinar (Ocean Today)

This pre-recorded webinar provides fun activities that you can organize after watching the TRASH TALK film! It's a perfect any-time event for museums, zoos, aquariums, learning centers and schools.


What can we do about marine debris? (Ocean Today)

We can change the way we consume and dispose of products. Keep your items from becoming litter in our oceans, rivers, and streams.


What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? (Ocean Today)

Garbage patches are large areas of marine debris concentration that are formed by rotating ocean currents called gyres. A garbage patch is made up of tiny plastic pieces called “microplastics”.


Why is plastic marine debris so common? (Ocean Today)

We find plastic everywhere from the ocean's floor to surface. They are on beaches and inside animals' stomachs or wrapped around their bodies.


Where does marine debris come from? (Ocean Today)

Marine debris comes from many different sources and enters the ocean in many ways. Intentional littering and dumping are a big cause of marine debris.


How does marine debris impact the ocean, animals, and me? (Ocean Today)

Would you want to swim at a beach littered with trash? Of course not. And the animals who live in the ocean don't either - the difference is they don't have a choice.


What is marine debris? (Ocean Today)

Have you ever been to the beach and noticed litter, like plastic bottles or foam take-out containers on the sand? Or maybe you’ve been to a river or bay where there’s a car tire or bags in the water.


TRASH TALK: Special Feature (Ocean Today)

Trash Talk: a regional Emmy-award winning documentary about marine debris.


Rip Current Safety For Kids (Ocean Today)

We all love the beach in the summer. The sun, the sand, and the surf. But just because we're having fun, doesn't mean we can forget about safety.


Rip Current Survival Guide (Ocean Today)

A rip current is a narrow, fast-moving channel of water that starts near the beach and extends offshore through the line of breaking waves.


Break the Grip of the Rip (Ocean Today)

We all love the beach in the summer. The sun, the sand, and the surf. But just because we're having fun, doesn't mean we can forget about safety.


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