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Phytoplankton Research Links

Phytoplankton Research Link Categories:

Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna
El Nino
False Killer Whale
Pink-footed Shearwater
Ringed Seal
Satellite Tracking Links
Seasonal Change (Vegetation)

These are links to other websites to help students with their research. Click here if you are looking for the Maps and Data.

   Quick Map Search from National Geographic
Type in a location and get a huge list of maps you can zoom in on.

Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna

   TOPP - Blue Fin Tuna
Information and a map of Blue Fin Tuna on the TOPP (Tagging of Pacific Predators) website.

El Nino

   Data in the Classroom
El Niño People blame El Niño for all kinds of abnormal weather. But how does El Niño really work?

False Killer Whale

   Cascadia Research - Key facts and status of Hawaiian False Killer Whales (Dec 2010)
Describes threats to the population of Hawaiian insular false killer whales that have lead to their decline.


   GOOGLE Maps!
Look anywhere in the world! Look at your house, or animal habitats from the air! This simple to use interface is exceptional, flexible and free. Click on "Satellite" on the top right. Click ZOOM-IN with the tool on th etop left of the imagery. YOU CAN ENTER LATITUDE-LONGTITUDE coordinates to see a habitat (i.e 74.5N 93.4W). YOU CAN ENTER a town name...TRY IT!
   Distance Between 2 Points
If you have two lat/long points, you can get the distance between them!


   NASA Image of the Day - Falkland Islands Phytoplankton
Choose this link to see how BOTH true color and false color phytoplankton images and how they relate.
   SEA WIFS home page
From this page, you can access data sets, ocean color maps, spacecraft information, and much more. A good site to for phytoplankton experts to check out.
   What are phytoplankton?
A great reference page to answer many of your phytoplankton questions.
   NASA - From Microscopes to Satellites - Phytoplankton
This site provides a lot of information on phytoplankton?from their structures and classification to how remote sensing instruments detect phytoplankton levels in the ocean.
   Wild Blue Wonder -- The Meaning of Ocean Color
All about ocean color, its importance, and how false color images are created from data sets.
   Ocean Currents
Information about how and why ocean currents are created and their circulation patterns.
   Oceans and Climate
Describes the role of the oceans in global climate and provides information on currents and eddies.

Pink-footed Shearwater

   BirdWeb - Pink-footed Shearwater
Fact sheet including range maps for Pink-footed Shearwater.

Ringed Seal

   Seal Conservation Society - Ringed Seal
History and status of seals, lifestyle, statistics, and birth information.

Satellite Tracking Links

   Satellite Telemetry
This site explains (and shows pictures of) how satellite telemetry and animal tracking works.
   How Satellite Tagging Works
Sea mammal tags - improving understanding of our oceans, climate change, and sea mammal behavior

Seasonal Change (Vegetation)

   Sunrise and Sunset Data
Get sunrise and sunset data for anywhere
   Sunrise-Sunset Data
Calculate sunrise-sunset data for your length of day plots


   Google Image Search
Use this search engine to help you find pictures for your wall display!
   ARGOS Satellite Tracking -How Does it Work?
ARGOS Satellite System is illustrated and described to show how the animal transmits its radio signal
   Global Topography and Bathymetry
View a topography or bathymetry map for anywhere in the world. From the pull-down menu, choose a center, and see land and/or oceanic relief.
   How Far Is It?
Use this calculator to find the distance between two points. Type in either city names or latitude and longitude points, and let the computer do the math.
   Make Maps with a Latitude/Longitude with MapBlast!
Go Register, and under 'Maps/Advanced Search’, Enter latitude/longitude I
Enter a place name, see a topographic map.
Click Maps, then Latitude/Longitude (in blue) to enter

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