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  • Contrasts in Blue: Life on the Caribbean Coral Reef and the Rocky Coast of Maine
    Features activities that encourage students to consider the role of temperature, sunlight, waves, and tides in the creation of these two unique marine environments.
    www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/contrast/cover.html
  • Coral Kingdom
    NOAA photo album including high-resolution images of fish, invertebrates, and scuba divers from Caribbean, Pacific, and Red Sea coral reefs.
    www.photolib.noaa.gov/reef
  • Coral Paleoclimatology: What Can Corals Tell Us About Climate?
    Designed to inform scientific and general audiences about some of the important questions of modern climate variability and the uses of corals to understand past climate.
    www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/outreach/coral/coralintro.html
  • Coral Realm
    ThinkQuest project featuring information on different species, ecology, and a database of pictures.
    library.thinkquest.org/25713
  • Coral Reefs and Associated Ecosystems
    National Oceanographic Data Center coral reef data and information management system.
    www.coris.noaa.gov
  • Coral-Reef-Info.com
    Informational site on coral reef structure, marine life, and ecology. By a professional marine biologist.
    www.coral-reef-info.com
  • CoralRealm
    Contains a range of reef marine life education tools including fish and shark encyclopedias, feature articles, rare creature descriptions, and video clips.
    www.coralrealm.com
  • Enchanted Learning: Coral Reef Animal Printouts
    Learn how coral reefs form and about the myriad of animals that live in this complex biome. Also, offers printouts of animals for coloring.
    www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/ocean/Coralreef.shtml
  • Florida Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas - Florida's Coral Reef
    Conserves and manages Florida's natural resources and enforces the state's environmental laws.
    www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/habitats/coral.htm
  • Hawai'i Coral Reef Network
    Explores Hawaii's marine life and coral reef ecology. Also provides information on research and workshops.
    www.coralreefnetwork.com
  • Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program (CRAMP)
    Background information and scientific assessments and data about more than 40 Hawaiian coral reef scientific study sites. Search the bibliographic database.
    cramp.wcc.hawaii.edu
  • Life on the Reef
    Follow an expedition in the Bahamas by marine biologists as they study creatures along one of the world's largest barrier reefs.
    www.discovery.com/exp/coralreef/coralreef.html
  • Lophelia.org
    Learn about the ancient, cold-water coral ecosystems of the deep ocean. View images, movies, case studies, and an interactive dive.
    www.lophelia.org
  • NOAA's Aquarius
    Underwater ocean laboratory located in a sand patch adjacent to deep coral reefs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Find out about their current and past missions using saturation diving to study and explore the coastal ocean.
    www.uncwil.edu/nurc/aquarius
  • NOAA's Coral Health and Monitoring Program (CHAMP)
    Providing services and information sources for researchers and the public in order to help improve and sustain coral reef health throughout the world.
    www.coral.noaa.gov
  • Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument
    Learn about the coral reef ecosystem reserve that is part of the U.S. National Marine Sanctuary Program.
    hawaiireef.noaa.gov
  • OceanWorld: Coral Reefs
    Learn about corals and the diversity that coral reefs support. Provides resource for both students and educators.
    oceanworld.tamu.edu/students/coral/index.html
  • Palmyra Atoll: Rainforest at Sea
    Research and conservation expedition supporting the ongoing effort to protect the atoll's fragile and endemic ecosystems.
    www.oneworldjourneys.com/palmyra/index.html
  • ReefBase: A Global Information System on Coral Reefs
    Database on coral reefs and their resources. Provides information services to coral reef professionals involved in management, research, monitoring, conservation, and education.
    www.reefbase.org
  • reefED: Educate to Keep it Great
    Collection of resources about the animals, plants, habitats, and features of the Great Barrier Reef.
    www.reefed.edu.au
  • Reefnet
    Coral reef scientific articles, research findings, international conservation strategies, and management techniques.
    www.reefnet.org
  • Reefs at Risk (1)
    Collection of World Resources Institute (WRI) reports assessing coral reefs at risk from over fishing, coastal development, and other human activity.
    dir.yahoo.com/.../Coral_Reefs/Reefs_at_Risk
  • ReefVid: Free Reef Video Clip Database
    Video clips from The Royal Society for use in educational presentations. Features starfish, various corals, rays, sponges, anemones, turtles, crabs, sharks, and many types of fish.
    www.reefvid.org
  • Remote Sensing of Coral Reefs
    NASA-sponsored partnership between remote sensing scientists, international agencies, and NGOs to develop baseline global reef maps.
    eol.jsc.nasa.gov/reefs
  • Tropical Field Ecology
    College-level course exploring coral reefs surrounding San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Credit offered through Emporia State University.
    academic.emporia.edu/mooredwi/bahamas
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Coral Reef Protection
    Information on coral reefs and EPA activities to protect them, including participation on the Coral Reef Task Force and the International Coral Reef Initiative.
    www.epa.gov/owow/oceans/coral
  • Venture into Hawai'i's Coral Reefs
    Elementary school project letting people know about Hawaii's unique coral reefs and the marine life they support.
    library.thinkquest.org/J002237
  • WWF Australia Great Barrier Reef Campaign
    Campaign to protect the Great Barrier Reef from a lethal combination of pollution, climate change, unsustainable fishing, and coastal development.
    www.wwf.org.au/About_WWF_Australia/How_we_work/Campaigns/Great_Barrier_Reef...
  • WWF Expeditions: Mesoamerican Reef
    Includes daily dispatches, maps of the region, scientists' biographies, and sights and sounds on whale sharks, sea turtles, and more than 500 species of fish.
    www.worldwildlife.org/expeditions/reef/index.html
  • Zubi's Wetpage
    Offers a collection of underwater photos of coral reef fish and invertebrates as well as travelogues for divers and links to marine biology sites.
    www.starfish.ch/Home.html
 

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