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Infographic on shark finning and the importance of sharks in marine ecosystems - Pew Environment Group

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This teacher had her class create a bulletin board display on a pond unit. This culminating project can be adjusted to create a marine ecosystem, where students can be responsible for researching, typing, and printing information about animals, food chains, biomes, and other marine subjects. This is a great activity to foster student's creativity and collaboration, which is aligned with cc standard SL.4.1. This was pinned from…

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New study estimates 1 million marine species - one third still unknown

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Burgess Shale Geology | The Cambrian Explosion and the Origin of Modern Marine Ecosystems

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from National Geographic

Jellyfish Photos

Jelly-Riding Crab Photograph by Hannah Johnson, My Shot A crab clings to its floating host as both are swept out to sea near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. One role jellyfish play in the marine ecosystem is the transport of other animals across the ocean.

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Exploring the Coral Reef: Learn about Oceans for Kids - FreeSchool - YouTube

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No one knows for sure but scientists think over six million tons of marine debris may be entering our ocean every year. One of the reasons Project AWARE is collecting marine debris data from divers is to help build a clear picture of the underwater trash that threatens ocean life. With this knowledge, we can make more effective decisions when it comes to waste management policies.

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from WIRED

Giant Predatory Ichthyosaur Discovered in Nevada

An enormous marine predator lurked in the Triassic seas covering Nevada: a 30-foot-long sea monster big enough to eat reptiles its own size. Named Thalattoarchon saurophagis — lizard-eating sovereign of the sea — the four-finned icthyosaur was a large apex marine predator, occupying the same position atop its food web as present-day great white sharks and killer whales, a team of paleontologists reports Jan. 7

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

3D Biome Project

3D biomes! 8 biomes included. Cube pages, instructions and colorful posters included. $

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

Why our seas are collapsing [Infographic]

Why our #seas are collapsing. #environmentalism #fishing

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