World Oceans Day is June 8

Marine Life

Fascinating, colorful, ours to protect.

Marine Protection Parks:

Under the "In Action" tab/button we have a lengthy list of Marine Conservation Parks. 

http://www.worldoceansday.ca/in-action1/marine-con...


Learn About Marine Life

Lessons K to 12 with Videos & Quizzes

http://www.neok12.com/Marine-Animals.htm


All Ocean Fish with beautiful photos:

http://www.oceanlight.com/fish.html


Coral Reef

Coral Reef is essential to sustain marine life and provide some of the most beautiful scenery in our oceans.

Coral reefs are important for many different reasons aside from containing the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. They: protect coastlines from the damaging effects of wave action and tropical storms. provide habitats and shelter for many marine organisms.

Info:  http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/coral...

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Dolphins

While there are 43 species of Dolphin, Bottlenose is one of the most popular (because of their smile) and plentiful.

http://www.dolphins-world.com/types-of-dolphins/

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Fish    Smaller Ocean Fish

The following website has photos and information about every type of fish in our oceans: http://www.oceanlight.com/fish.html

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Sea Otters

Sea Otters are a member of the weasel family and are the second smallest marine mammal. For more info:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mamm...

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Sea Turtles

There are seven species of Sea Turtles, all of which are a fundamental link in marine ecosystems. For more info:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sea-turtle

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Sharks

Sharks keep our oceans in balance but are slowly declining. The following website has Lessons and Films.

http://sharks4kids.com/

Whale Shark (below): Much more placid than its infamous cousin, the whale shark is the largest species of fish on the planet.

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White Shark (below)

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Whales

There are many species of whales all of which are protected yet most are still on the endangered list. For more info:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/whale


Whales near Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia

March 12, 2015, Whales were observed in the Burrard Inlet, close to Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia: 2 adults and 2 young ones. (Photos: CTV.ca)

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Whales eating

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Resources:

http://www.nature.org

http://www.neok12.com/Marine-Animals.htm

          Lessons: Kindergarten to Grade 12

http://www.oceanlight.com/fish.html