This film, produced by SEATOR walks students through how toxins that cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning get into your food and how the Sitka Tribe of Alaska has created a program to monitor HABs and toxins throughout Southeast Alaska. The film shows how to properly take care of shellfish you’d like to get tested, and how…

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Rigorous citizen science project that trains coastal residents in their communities to conduct monthly beach surveys to collect data on beachcast birds, marine debris, and evidence of human use of the beach environment. The data is used by scientists to understand seabird population dyamics and large die-off events. Recommended at the high school level in…

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3 minute video that shows the diversity of planktonic life that are protists and introduces key types of protists and their natural history.

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5 minute video that utilizes beautiful microscopy photographs and video clips to explain what diatoms are, their evolutionary history, how they photosynthesize, and their role in marine ecosystems.

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In this lesson from Bigelow Laboratory, students learn about the basics of food webs and trophic levels. Then they compare more familiar terrestrial food webs with marine food webs, using cards with information about various marine organisms to create their own model of a food web.

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In this unit from the Alaska Seas & Watersheds Curriculum, students investigate marine and intertidal food webs, then collect and observe plankton, and observe food web interactions during a beach field trip. After the field trip, students observe plankton using microscopes and do research to extend their learning about food chains and webs. They construct…

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