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A mother sea otter and pup enjoy a meal of crab at Point Lobos State Marine Reserve, California. Sea otters are predators, meaning they hunt and consume other animals for food. Sea otters, which can hold their breath for up to five minutes, dive to the ocean floor to hunt food such as crab, sea urchins, and snails.

Photograph by Ming Wang, MyShot

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Wolves of Yellowstone
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Wolves of Yellowstone

Gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park in 1995, resulting in a trophic cascade through the entire ecosystem. After the wolves were driven extinct in the region nearly 100 years ago, scientists began to fully understand their role in the food web as a keystone species.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: conservation, ecology, ecosystems, food web, gray wolves, keystone species, predators, prey, yellowstone national park
Warthog Meet Mongoose
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Warthog Meet Mongoose

Meet two predators from The Secret Life of Predators​, the warthog and the mongoose.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: alliances, animal behavior, food web, habitats, mammals, mongoose, predators, prey, symbiotic relationships, warthogs
The Peacock Mantis Shrimp
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The Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Meet a predator from The Secret Life of Predators, the peacock mantis shrimp.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: adaptation, claws, crustaceans, food web, habitats, hunting techniques, marine life, ocean, peacock mantis shrimp, predators, prey, shells, underwater
The Reddish Egret
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The Reddish Egret

Meet a predator from The Secret Life of Predators, the reddish egret.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: aquatic life, birds, ecosystems, fish, food web, habitats, hunting techniques, ocean, predators, prey, reddish egret, texas
Coral Reef Food Web
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Coral Reef Food Web

Illustration Gallery. Investigate the tropic levels of a coral reef food web.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: biology, consumer, coral reef, ecology, food web, marine ecosystems, ocean, producer, trophic levels
Sorting the Gulf Ecosystem
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Sorting the Gulf Ecosystem

Students categorize photos and other representations of organisms as plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, or amphibians. Then they use a diagram of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem to identify species that live in the Gulf of Mexico and categorize them.

  • Best for: Grades 1-3 (ages 6-9)
  • Concepts: animals, ecosystems, food web, gulf of mexico, ocean, plants
Save the Plankton, Breathe Freely
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Save the Plankton, Breathe Freely

Students calculate how many of the breaths they take each day come from the phytoplankton, Prochlorococcus. Students use data collection and calculations to understand how the health of the ocean affects their lives.

  • Best for: Grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Concepts: carbon cycle, food web, ocean, photosynthesis, plankton
African Savanna Community Web
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African Savanna Community Web

Students use multimedia resources and a community web to characterize and describe the environment, organisms, and feeding relationships of the African savanna ecosystem.

  • Best for: Grades 5-8 (ages 10-14)
  • Concepts: african savanna, big cats, communities, ecosystems, environment, food chain, food web
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