- Creepy Critters: Marine Life Surfaces for Halloween SLIDESHOW
Claws, spines, spikes, tentacles, and fangs. Aliens, monsters, and ghostly apparitions glowing in the night. Marine life forms have some of the best looks for Halloween—no costumes needed. From freaky fish lurking beneath the surface to creepy crawlies o ... ...
Oct 27 2010 - 1:56pm
- Polar Regions: Arctic Adaptations and Global Impacts LESSON PLAN
This lesson uses the habitat of the Beaufort Sea and other Arctic communities as examples of Ocean Literacy Principles #5 and #6. Students will learn about the adaptive capabilities of animals and people living in these environments. Students will look ... ...
Mar 19 2010 - 2:10pm
- Long Live the Sharks and Rays LESSON PLAN
PBS Nature Students will learn about adaptations that have helped sharks and rays survive. Students will explore similarities and differences between sharks, rays and other fish and tha ... ...
Nov 30 2009 - 2:20pm
- Millions of Brittlestars PHOTO
A huge colony of brittlestars (likely Ophiacantha rosea ) covers the peak of a seamount in the deep ocean. What’s the attraction? Food! Their arms reach out for tiny food ... ...
Jul 19 2012 - 9:14am
- Bioluminescent Octopod PHOTO
The yellow bioluminescent ring on this female octopus ( Bolitaena pygmaea ) may attract mates. Bioluminescence is an important adaptation that helps many deep sea a ... ...
Jun 4 2012 - 10:55am
- Biomimicry Shark Denticles PHOTO
Great White Sharks are stealthy hunters and the secret is in their skin. Shark skin is covered by tiny flat V-shaped scales, called dermal denticals, that are more like teeth than fi ... ...
May 29 2012 - 11:42am
- Tide Pools and Adaptations PHOTO
Adaptation is the key word if you are looking to survive in a tide pool, a space that some scientists describe as the most competitive real estate in the ocean. Tide pools are ex ... ...
May 23 2011 - 3:50pm
- Spiny Deepsea King Crab PHOTO
This crab ( Neolithodes sp. ) was collected on a NOAA/MAR-ECO cruise to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the summer of 2009. Its red color provides camouflage and protection from ... ...
Dec 7 2009 - 11:04pm