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This creative Web site, based on a teacher's journey
aboard the research yacht Song of the Whales,
provides resources, information, artwork, and suggested
lessons about whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Activities
include painting or writing a journal based on whale
songs and sea explorations.
This is a cool site that allows you to travel along
with a science teacher, find out about cetaceans (whales,
dolphins, and porpoises), and never get seasick!
Marine Science for K12
Text articles with some supporting pictures are available
at this site describing the various kinds of marine
Students who are doing research on dolphins would find
this a helpful site. The facts are clearly written
and presented in a well organized format.
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
This New Jersey center tells how to report a marine
animal stranding or support the work of the organization,
as well as giving lots of information about the individual
animals they save and the species they belong to.
This is a well-organized site that uses frames if your
browser has the ability. The internal search engine
makes it easy to locate the good, solid information
in the various sections of the site.
The National Marine Mammal Laboratory
This site, maintained by NOAA, is a serious resource
for students doing in-depth research on marine science
topics. Information on a wide variety of marine mammals
can be found in research reports and image galleries.
Grades 612 would have an easier time reading the text
and searching the site due to its heavily text-oriented
format. The information is interesting and clearly
This site is a joint venture of Bamfield Marine Station,
Vancouver Aquarium, Institute of Ocean Sciences, and
the University of Victoria Education Faculty. It provides
lots of information on careers in marine biology, as
well as interesting background about a variety of marine
animals such as whether dolphins sleep, or how much do their
Students may enjoy the section from the Vancouver Aquarium
the most. It's packed full of good information. The
"Ask a Marine Scientist" section enables
a student to get an answer to a specific question.
Ocean Planet: Smithsonian Institution
At this Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit, you can take a tour
by using a clickable map, with sounds, images, and stories of ocean life.
The educational resources to explore this vast topic are awesome! They
address curriculum not only for the ocean, but other subjects related
to water. Many resources are offered, such as lesson plans, fact sheets,
family activities, books, and ways to download the curriculum from the
New England Aquarium.
Take a look at the "Theater Scripts" section, which includes
writings from literature about the sea. There are seafarers' stories and
photos here also.
Sea World/Busch Gardens: Animal Information Database
This is a well-organized site with format that's easy
for students to follow. "Animal Bytes" provides
a lot of easily digested material on different animals.
There is a lot of information about conservation and
research, rehabilitation, and how to become a volunteer
or adopt an animal. Sample activities from Teacher's
Guides and a bibliography on various animals are also
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