Sep 24 2009 - 12:34pm
CREDIT: Wikimedia User “Fisherman”
Because of consumer demand for sashimi (a fresh raw seafood dish), the fishing pressure on Atlantic bluefin tuna is extraordinarily high. The sale of a single...
Jul 27 2010 - 3:05pm
The Final Journey…and Long-Awaited Fortune
Dampier’s third and last voyage around the globe, in 1708, was also a privateering expedition. On this trip he rescued Alexander Selkirk, a pirate who had...
Sep 4 2012 - 1:31pm
The ArcOD project brought together existing information about the diversity of Arctic ecosystems, collected new samples to fill in gaps of knowledge and looked for species and community changes over...
Aug 17 2011 - 3:25pm
Chapter 3: Fragile Fauna
Grade Level: 5-6
Focus: Life Science- Gelatinous zooplankton in the Canada Basin
Description: In this activity, students will be able to compare and...
Sep 12 2011 - 1:10pm
CREDIT: Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center
Basque Whalers Background
Having already learned to hunt large whales in the Bay of Biscay in the 13th through 15th centuries, Basques began...
Jul 27 2011 - 10:56am
Two events made me passionate about deep-sea corals. One was my first submarine dive in a deep-sea coral bed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. There was an incredibly lush community of corals and...
Sep 2 2011 - 3:32pm
CREDIT: Flickr User Fabi Fliervoet
1. Bring Your Own
The trash we "throw away" doesn't disappear. Plastic bags, disposable food containers, snack wrappers, and other loose garbage can be...
Sep 1 2011 - 3:08pm
CREDIT: © Mary Parrish/Smithsonian Institution
1. Respect Your Elders
Sharks have a long and impressive lineage. Ancient sharks were cruising the ocean 400 million years ago--long...
Sep 27 2011 - 1:09pm
Regardless of what continent you live on, the waters that surround it are home to marine invaders. The ocean is teeming with plants and animals willing and able to move beyond their native habitats....