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If you have a problem with the Ocean Portal, or couldn't find what you were looking for, please
contact us. We're always happy to hear suggestions!
Phone: (202) 633-2950
Fax: (202) 786-2982
Smithsonian Ocean Portal
C/O National Museum of Natural History
10th Street & Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20560-0135
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are unable to see some content, you may need to download the Flash Player. If you are experiencing any other technical problems with the site, please use the "Feedback" button to tell us about it or email us at Ocean@si.edu.
Subscribing to the Ocean Portal RSS Feed
To subscribe to the OP RSS feed, go to the "Subscribe" page. You will need an RSS reader—a software application that collects and displays RSS feeds from sources that you have designated.
Please keep your comments respectful and relevant to the site content. We moderate all comments on the site and reserve the right to delete any content that is misleading or false, off-topic, profane, disrespectful, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate.
Can I submit content to the Ocean Portal?
We would love to hear about your ocean adventures and see your photos and videos. Soon we will be creating a place where you can share with other Ocean Portal visitors. Please check back soon. In the meantime, feel free to comment on our Web pages.
Our Educators’ Corner is growing slowly but surely. If you are an educator and have questions or ideas about how we can improve this important part of the site, please email the Smithsonian’s Ocean Science Educator Elizabeth Ban at email@example.com.
What are tags? Where do my tags go?
Tagging is applying keywords to an image or other piece of content to help people find it when they search. Your tags help everyone find objects on our site. When you add a tag to a page, it will not show up immediately but it will enter the Ocean Portal database.
How do I visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the Sant Ocean Hall?
You can plan your trip online at http://www.mnh.si.edu/visit/, or call 202.633.1000 (voice/tape); 202.633.5285 (TTY).
Volunteering and/or membership
Wherever you are, you can become a Smithsonian member or support us. If you live in the Washington, D.C. region, consider volunteering with the National Museum of Natural History. If you live elsewhere, we encourage you to find a marine research or conservation organization in your area.
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