- Arctic Ocean Diversity ARTICLE
The Arctic Ocean Diversity (ArcOD) project, a part of the Census of Marine Life, brought international researchers together to record biodiversity in the Arctic - from the sea ice, water column and sea floor t ... ...
Sep 4 2012 - 1:31pm
- Arctic Scientists at Work VIDEO
Arctic scientists study a range of marine animals – from large species like polar bears to the microscopic, like phytoplankton. The amount of phytoplankton at different depths can tell us about the amount of sunlight and food available in the Arctic wat ... ...
Jan 10 2011 - 1:17pm
- Ice Divers Prepare to Plunge VIDEO
It takes special equipment and many warm layers of clothing to dive safely beneath Arctic sea ice . Ice divers look for holes in a melt pond in order to enter the frigid waters. Ice divers look for holes in a melt pond in order to enter the f ... ...
Jan 5 2011 - 4:43pm
- Social, economic and environmental consequences of Arctic climate change LESSON PLAN
NOAA In this activity, students will be able to identify and explain at least three lines of evidence that suggest the Arctic climate is changing, identify and discuss at least three so ... ...
Aug 8 2011 - 4:44pm
- 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
- The Good the Bad and the Arctic LESSON PLAN
NOAA Ocean Explorer Students identify and explain three lines of evidence that suggest arctic climate is changing. Students identify and discuss three social, economic, environmental co ... ...
Dec 1 2009 - 1:23pm
- Frozen Out LESSON PLAN
NOAA Ocean Explorer Students explain the concepts of indicator species and microhabitats. Students compare and contrast “average regional conditions” with “site-specific conditions.” St ... ...
Dec 1 2009 - 1:12pm
- Three Cold Realms LESSON PLAN
NOAA Ocean Explorer Students describe three organisms important to the Arctic Ocean realms. Students compare and contrast the Arctic Ocean ecosystem that consists of sea ice, pelagic an ... ...
Nov 30 2009 - 7:51pm
- Harp Seal, Prince Edward Island National Park, Canada PHOTO
Harp seals are protected in the United States by the Marine Mammal Protection Act . Although they are not considered endangered, as sea ice melting earlier and earlier each ye ... ...
Apr 3 2013 - 9:04am
- Arctic Comb Jelly PHOTO
The Arctic comb jelly or sea nut ( Mertensia ovum ) is commonly found in the surface (top 50 meters) in cold, northern waters. Like other cydippid ctenophores, it h ... ...
Apr 2 2013 - 9:30am
- Arctic Cod Beneath the Ice PHOTO
An Arctic cod rests in an ice-covered space. View the “ Under Arctic Ice ” photo essay. An Arctic cod rests in an ice-cover ... ...
Aug 9 2012 - 5:21pm
- Arctic Copepod PHOTO
This copepod Calanus hyperboreus (up to 7mm in length) lives in the Arctic , usually within 500 meters of the surface. To survive the cold Arctic winters, Calanu ... ...
Aug 3 2012 - 10:51am
- Narwhals Breaching PHOTO
Narwhals ( Monodon monoceros ) are a type of toothed whale, best known for their long unicorn-like tusk. The tusk is normally found on male narwhals and is actually a tooth ... ...
Jul 27 2012 - 11:00am
- Deep-Water Larvacean PHOTO
Found in Arctic waters, this rare deep-water species of larvacean , Oikopleura gorskyi , eats by filtering particles from the seawater it drifts through. Larvaceans ... ...
Jul 27 2012 - 9:35am
- Building a Database PHOTO
Expedition data went to the Arctic Ocean Diversity database of the Census of Marine Life to establish a baseline that will help to document change in the poor ... ...
Jan 6 2011 - 4:06pm