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Algal Bloom part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Wikipedia online encyclopedia article provides general information about algal blooms, red tide, black sea, and water treatment. It features hyperlinks for definitions of scientific terminology ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Mass. Declares a Red Tide Disaster part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This CBS news article provides very general information about the massive red tide outbreak in New England in 2005. The article states that the outbreak is costing the shellfish industry $3 million ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Tide pushing shellfishers into red part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USA Today article provides very general information about the 2005 red tide outbreak off the Gulf of Maine. It offers possible explanations for the outbreak, what is being done to protect people ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Red Tides part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This comprehensive website answers questions such as: what is red tide, where are they found, why do they occur, how do they affect marine organisms, how do they affect humans, how are shellfish ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

High affinity binding of red tide neurotoxins to marine mammal brain part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This scholarly paper from Aquatic Toxicology documents a study of the binding of dinoflagellate-produced red tide neurotoxins to mammalian brains. The researchers studied the brain tissue of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Literature Review of Florida Red Tide: Implications for Human Health Effects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 25-page Mote Marine Laboratory pdf reviews the literature on the known and possible human health effects of exposure to the Florida red tides and their toxins. The review includes discussion of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Great Moments in Science: Lights of Life 1 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript discusses the history of bioluminescence. It covers the first scientists to study bioluminescence, organisms capable of making light, biochemistry of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Audio, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Surface Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 2 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Great Moments in Science radio transcript describes the three types of bioluminescence (bacterial, extracellular, and intracellular) and associated medical applications. The audio version of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations, Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Audio
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Surface Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Cephalopod Lesson Plans part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection of lesson plans, created by the Bermuda Biological Station for Research, highlights color change in cephalopods. This page provides links to each lesson plan, which are in PDF format ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Glow: Living Lights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 48-page Teacher's Guide accompanies the "Glow: Living Lights" exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. In PDF format, the guide contains 12 lesson plans that explore ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Diversity, Evolution
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal, Deep Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Informal, Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

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