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Growing dinoflagellates at home part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Bioluminescence Web Page explains how to grow Pyrocystis fusiformis, a non-toxic dinoflagellate. Noting the ability of these organisms to produce bright blue light when shaken at night, the site ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Monsters of the Deep: Deep Sea Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This award-winning Sea and Sky website uses creative graphics to explore deep sea bioluminescence. It defines the phenomenon of bioluminescence, explains the chemical reactions involved, describes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

Marine Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This classroom activity is part of the Smithsonian's Giant Squid Curriculum. It uses flashlights to teach students about luminescence, counterillumination, and photophores. In the scope of this ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)

Bioluminescence: Living Light part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Geographic lesson plan explores bioluminescent creatures and the underwater world in which they live. Using shoeboxes and black paint, students are directed to build a deep-sea model ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)

All that Glitters... part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Ocean Explorer lesson plan (PDF) explores the questions: What colors, if any, are visible down in the deep sea? What is bioluminescence? Students will learn about white light (visible light), ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)

What is a Foram? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Ocean World website is part of a collection of sites related to foraminifera (also called forams), a group of shelled marine microorganisms. This page provides very general information about ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Food Webs:Microbial Food Webs
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Ground-Truthing the Paleoclimate Record part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Oceanus article provides an overview of paleoclimate studies by discussing past and current methods for determining paleoclimate. It explains how the geological record has become an important ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Ciguatera Toxin Information Website part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides information about the marine toxin disease Ciguatera, which is caused by the consumption of fish that have accumulated ciguatoxin in their tissues. The toxin is produced by a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Hunting Dangerous Algae from Space part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image-rich NASA Earth Observatory article discusses how Ken Carder and his research team are using remote sensing data and offshore monitoring to find and track harmful algal blooms as they form ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Harmful Algal Blooms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Aquatic Pathobiology website features an overview of harmful algal blooms. Specific focus is given to blooms of microscopic algae occurring in the coastal waters of the United States that ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)