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Reliable Web Resources

Aquarius Reef Base
Underwater laboratory located adjacent deep coral reefs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment. Select "Learn About the Issues" or use the quick search bar at the top right.

Marine Biological Labratory
An international center for research, education, and training in biology, biomedicine, and ecology.

NASA's Aquarius Mission
Satellite mission measuring global Sea Surface Salinity. Aquarius provides the global view of salinity variability needed for climate studies.

National Science Foundation
A United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.

PLoS Biology
Peer-reviewed open access journal published by the Public Library of Science

Scripp's Institute of Oceanography
The world's preeminent center for ocean and earth research, teaching, and public education.

Print & Ebook Resources

More Reliable Web Resources

  • International Programme on the State of the Oceans (IPSO)
    The goal of the scientists who started IPSO is to save the world's oceans: through research, solutions, and advocacy. See State of the Oceans report at the Research tab.
  • Oceana
    Billing itself as "the largest international organization working solely to protect the world’s oceans," Oceana is an advocacy group. Under the News tab are a variety of reports.
  • Protect Planet Ocean
    From IUCN and UNEP, this site provides global facts, policy information, and maps on marine protected areas and reserves. Look for the links to Marine World Heritage Sites.
  • U.N. Atlas of the Ocean
    This United Nations site was designed for policy makers who need to know ocean issues and for scientists and students who need data and “approaches to sustainability.” Links to issues and uses. Geography section is under development.