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Lesson Plans

General Lessons

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Food Chain [pdf]

An Alien Has Landed [pdf]— How do scientists use observation to identify marine animals?

Bathymetry of the Oculina Bank This link is an external site. [pdf]

Food Chain [pdf] — What happens when an animal leaves an ecosystem?

Food For Thought [pdf]— Food chains and interdependence among endangered species

Game of Life [pdf] — What does it mean to be a threatened or endangered?

Spawning of Deep Water Reef Fishes This link is an external site. [pdf]


Coral Lessons

Corals – learn about benefits, threats, and monitoring of coral reefs

Deep Water Corals: Conservation, Restoration and Monitoring This link is an external site. [pdf]

Shallow and Deep Water Corals: Biology and Ecology This link is an external site. [pdf]


Whale Lessons

Species on the Edge [pdf] — What are the threats to whales?


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Start the Race [pdf]

Turtle Lessons

Race [pdf] [1.3 MB] — What are the threats to hatchlings? How do they affect the survival of the species?

Species on the Edge [pdf] — What are the threats to marine turtles?

Start the Race [pdf] [11.2 MB] — What it is like to be a hatchling marine turtle?

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