The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is an oceanographic research center that promotes a peer relationship between engineers and scientists. The website focuses on marine research projects at Monterey Bay, the ocean offshore, and in Hawaii. Research is featured in the web site. Viewers have access to research cruises through video cams and logbooks, buoy and satellite data, photos and video of organisms, science labs, marine technology, research vessels, ocean floor maps, a sample archive of organisms, field observations, video, and analytical data. The website also includes an interactive periodic table which shows speciation, distribution, residence time, and analytical procedures for determining concentration. The site also features lessons on plate tectonics.
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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Physical , Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Marine Geology and Geophysics Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Collection, Audio/Visual:Maps Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Geophysics Data Source: Observational Data Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal, Deep Waters, Coastal and Estuarine, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Seamounts and Hotspots Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required Topics: Ocean, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography
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