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BBC History of the Earth: Permian-Triassic Period
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Permian-Triassic boundary and the greatest mass extinction the world has ever known.
The Deep Sea
Provides quick information on the different type of sea creatures that can be found at different sea levels, starting at 6 meters and going down to over 1,000 meters deep.
National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA) Find facts about the species they manage. Learn more about their biology and population status, where they live, the threats they face, and how we are conserving and studying each species.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Located on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA, the mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean. The Aquarium participates in several ocean conservation programs and is open for visitors with exhibits, galleries, and animals. Online courses, educator resources, and internships. available.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The official site of NOAA provides extensive information on programs, activities, and specific topics for oceans, coasts, fisheries, climate, etc.
Ocean Explorer (NOAA)
Provides information and reports on NOAA's ocean exploration from 2001 to current as well as the history of ocean exploration by United States Coast Survey (1807 to 1970). Also includes a gallery of selected images, maps, videos, and audios from NOAA expeditions, and lesson plans for educators.
ScienceDaily - Oceanography
ScienceDaily is best known for showcasing the top science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations. Updated several times a day with breaking news and feature articles on the discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is one of the most important centers for global earth science research and education in the world. Scripps scientists work to understand and protect the planet by investigating our oceans, Earth, and atmosphere to find solutions to our greatest environmental challenges.
U.S. National Ocean Services (NOS)
The official site of NOS which is the primary government agency responsible for the nation's coastal environment.
Professional Associations and Career Information:
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
The purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest. Publications: Limnology and Oceanography, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, and the Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. Sponsors international conferences.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): Oceanography Career Information
Published annually by the U.S. Department of Labor, the OOH provides career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
The Oceanography Society (TOS)
A non-profit organization founded in 1988 to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education, to promote communication among oceanographers. Publications: Oceanography Magazine and New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration ( A recurring supplement.) Sponsors international conferences.
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