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marine ecosystems

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Marine Food Webs

Students investigate marine food webs and trophic levels, research one marine organism, and fit their organisms together in a class-created food web s...

Protecting the Mariana Trench

Students read about the establishment of the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument and discuss why it is important to preserve the Mariana Tren...

An Imbalance in our Ocean

Students watch videos to examine ways that human actions can throw a marine ecosystem out of balance and lead to species decline. Then they brainstorm...

Ecosistemas Marinos

Ilustraciones de ecosistemas marinos.

Human Impacts on Marine Species

Students learn about three examples of human impacts on marine life: migration patterns and shipping, algal blooms and water chemistry, and marine deb...

Human Impacts on the World Ocean

Students are introduced to the idea that humans have enormous impacts on marine ecosystems and resources, and explore the stakeholders involved....

School-Based Environmental Service Learning

Find ways to engage students in environmental service learning projects in the classroom or on school grounds.

Christmas Island

Photo: Aerial view of low-lying islands and shallow coral reefs.

Coral Champion

Marine ecologist and photographer CLARE FIESELER uses photography, imaging, and 3-D technology to study climate change effects on the world’s resilien...

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Ocean Explorers

Join deep-sea submersible pilot Erika Bergman and world-renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia Earle on an un...

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Engineering for the Wild

Engineering activist Shah Selbe has invented surveillance drones and sensors that are saving the environment—on land and in the ocean—from poachers an...

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Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems

Students use a variety of media to discuss and analyze human-related pressures placed upon marine ecosystems and resources.

Introduction to Keystone Species

Students are introduced to ecosystems, food webs, and keystone species. They draw a simple food web and predict the impact keystone species have on an...

Marine Ecology Video Scavenger Hunt

Students geolocate marine ecosystems. They watch videos, make observations about species, populations, and communities of organisms, and discuss how t...

Marine Protected Areas

Students explore Marine Protected Areas on an interactive map, compare and contrast marine and terrestrial protected areas, and discuss the importance...

Combined Impacts

Students make predictions about marine ecosystems based on combined impacts of anthropogenic and natural disturbances. They evaluate others' predictio...

Eat an Alien Invader

Defend your coastline from invasive species with Mission:Explore Food—Sustainable Seafood

Symbiotic Relationships in Marine Ecosystems

Students analyze videos to make observations about species, populations, and communities of organisms and discuss their symbiotic relationships. Then ...

National Geographic Magazine: Layers of Life

An illustration supplement from the September 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine depicting coastal and marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico...

Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Students explore major marine ecosystems by locating them on maps. Students use marine examples to learn about energy transfer through food chains and...

Mataiva Atoll

Photo: Satellite image of a ring-shaped island with a bright blue central lagoon.

Imaginary Food Web Example 2

Photo: Imaginary Food Web Example 2

Coral Reef Food Web

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