This site provides information about the distribution and ecology of kelp beds, as seen in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Other topics include associated animal species and human use and impacts. Materials Include photos; detailed text descriptions of kelp life history; seasonal patterns; dominant species; associated algal, invertebrate and vertebrate assemblages; and anthropogenic uses.


SubjectsChemistry, Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture, Education, Geoscience, Life Science, Physics, Social Sciences, Space Science
Education levelHigh School, Higher Education, Informal Education, Vocational/Professional Development Education
Resource typesCollection, Instructional Material, Reference Material, Text
Resource formattext, text/html, text/plain
PublisherMoss Landing Marine Laboratories, National Marine Sanctuaries Program, National Ocean Service, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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The BRIDGE Ocean Resources CollectionAMSER: Applied Math and Science Education RepositoryBridge-NOAA Collection
Title Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Link http://www.vims.edu/bridge/
Description The Bridge Ocean Sciences Resource Center provides access to ocean sciences education materials, with particular emphasis on K-12 audiences and instructional materials. The Bridge Collection also includes links to information about professional-development opportunities for teachers. There is a strong focus on research data and its use in teaching. The collection provides educators with accurate and useful information on global, national, and regional ocean science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach.