Links for Kids
Oceanography, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
Information about oceanography.
This list is maintained by voluntary effort, and by the goodwill of School
of Mathematics UEA in allowing it to use school facilities.
Museum of Natural History
You've probably seen or heard
of natural hot springs on land, like Old Faithful at Yellowstone National
Park. Similar phenomena occur under the oceans within midocean ridge volcanoes
and are called deep-sea hydrothermal (hot water) vents. They are known
as black smokers learn more about them at this site.
Subject areas covered include
aquaculture, conservation, fisheries, limnology, marine science and oceanography,
maritime heritage, ocean engineering, and seafood.
Discover fun facts and view beautiful
images of the more mysterious creatures found in the ocean.
Nye, the Science Guy
There's lots of fun science stuff
to do on this site!
Careers in Oceanography,
Marine Science and Marine Biology
This directory of
web sites related to marine careers is divided into three sections: general
guides for oceanography and marine science; guides for marine biology,
marine mammals, zoos and aquariums; and other guides covering all of science.
in Oceanography and Marine-Related Fields
This site was developed by the
Office of Naval Research and is very informative.
Research Cam, Waikiki Aquarium
The Waikiki Aquarium has maintained
cultures of living corals since 1978 and now has the oldest and perhaps
largest collection of living corals in the U.S.
Descent to Mid-Atlantic Ridge: A Live Expedition
A team of scientists
from eight universities share their experiences as they guide the deep
submersible ALVIN to explore undersea mountains of the mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Join scientists as they dive
to the mid-ocean ridge thousands of meters deep. Explore towering underwater
volcanoes, black smokers, and bizarre creatures that live there.
and Moon Viewer
You can view either a map of
the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the
Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location
on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite
in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.
We focus on the exciting fields
of Earth, space and weather science, and we cover a sprinkling of other
hot topics in the edge.
2002 Mission to the Abyss
The mission of the Extreme 2002
deep-sea expedition will be to explore one of the most demanding environments
on Earth super-hot hydrothermal vents nearly 2 miles deep on the
Pacific Ocean floor.
In order to bring the thrill
of discovery to millions of students worldwide, Dr. Ballard founded the
JASON Project, a year-round scientific expedition designed to excite and
engage students in science and technology and to motivate and provide
professional development for teachers.
Learn all about oceans through
Aquarium in Baltimore
You'll find fun information about
our animals, our exhibits, our conservation efforts, and the institution
itself. There are even some interactive games for you to try out.
Marine Mammal Laboratory
What would you like
to learn today? Would you like to learn about marine mammals? Would you
like to learn about the science and careers surrounding marine mammals?
Then check out this site!
The New England Aquarium is much
more than a place to see aquatic life. Our focus is on raising people's
awareness of the environment through exhibits, education programs, public
forums, and outreach programs. Our work extends beyond Central Wharf,
Boston to conservation and research projects worldwide-from helping understand
environmental changes in Lake Victoria, Africa to saving the endangered
Hector's dolphin in New Zealand.
NeMO is a seafloor observatory
at an active underwater volcano, Axial Seamount. A volcanic eruption occured
at Axial in January 1998, destroying some hydrothermal vent sites and
creating new ones. Since then NeMO scientists have been assessing the
impact of the eruption and documenting the on-going changes in Axial's
summit caldera. Through the site, you can access fly-through movies, virtual-reality
panoramas, and video clips from 6 sites located in Axial's summit caldera.
Also available are new curriculum materials based on NeMO research.
Online Adventures Into the Abyss
A mile and a half beneath the
sea off the Pacific Northwest coast, a volcanic ridge has given birth
to towering structures that spew toxic, superheated water. The structures,
known as black smoker chimneys, are home to bizarre life forms that thrive
far beyond the reach of the sun's light. Follow the daring attempt of
an ambitious expedition to retrieve several of these black smokers from
Planet at the Smithsonian
A traveling exhibition from the
Smithsonian Institution, opened in Washington, D.C. on April 22, 1995
and toured to other museums nationally 1996-1999.
of the Pacific
The satlab server serves satellite
images of Hawaii and the Pacific over the Internet since 1990. This site
was developed by the University of Hawaii.
is a marine science and environmental education organization operated
by a non-profit association of schools, colleges and other educational
institutions in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York.
Project Oceanology provides boats, oceanographic equipment, a waterfront
laboratory, instructional materials and staff to enable more than 20,000
students and adults each year to learn about the ocean through first-hand,
Birch Aquarium (SIO)
BIRCH AQUARIUM at Scripps La
Jolla, California USA
A&M Education Page Ocean World
This site has describes many
ocean topics and has activities for teachers and students.
Exploration -- Dive in!
Features include an
underwater exploration timeline from prehistory to the present, cool science
updates and experiments, quizzes, info on types of diving, diving gear,
diving hand signals and much, much more.
Oceanography is the science of
understanding the oceans, how they work, how they came into existence,
how they affect our daily lives, the creatures that live in them, and
how they may be impacted by changes caused by human influences...
Exploring the Oceans
This site features
the careers of remarkable women in oceanography. Each woman has followed
a different path to her career and has gathered unique insights about
her profession. Learn how these women are contributing to our understanding
and appreciation of the ocean and how they go about their daily work.
Hole Oceanographic Institute for K-12
The missions of the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) encompass research and higher education.
However, the institution does, as appropriate to its mission, contribute
to local, state, and national efforts for K-12 science and mathematics
of the Ocean NOAA Page
Information about news and events
of the year of the ocean.
International Year of the Ocean
In recognition of the importance
of the ocean, the marine environment and its resources for life
on earth and for sustainable development, the United Nations has declared
1998 as the International Year of the Ocean.