Maine Maritime Academy
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Discovering the oil/plastics cycle part of GeoEthics:Activities
Lauren Sahl, Corning School of Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy Summary Students examine a video clip showing dead albatross chicks with their guts full of plastics. They are asked to write down a list of all ...
Seasonal variation in light, mixing depth and primary productivity in temperate northern hemisphere waters part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
In this exercise students work with light, temperature, and phytoplankton biomass proxy (chlorophyll a concentration) data to; Become more skilled in reading and interpreting semi log graphs, temperature profiles, and time series plots. Practice unit conversions. Gain an understanding of k, the attenuation coefficient for nondirectional light. See how the depth of the photic zone and the surface mixed layer varies seasonally at temperate latitudes and how this relates to seasonal phytoplankton productivity dynamics.
Sea level change part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
Students calculate sea level change due to melting ice caps, thermal expansion and changes in ridge spreading rates.
Sound and light in the ocean part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
In this activity students read graphs, make calculations, and interpret both to see how sound is a more effective tool than light when we want to "see" in the ocean.
Introduction to Ocean Science part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Courses
This is a survey course covering the geology, biology, chemistry and circulation of the ocean.
Ocean Studies Program, Maine Maritime Academy part of Integrate:Workshops:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Essays
Lauren Sahl, Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy The Ocean Studies program at Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) educates students in Marine Science and Marine Biology and teaches service courses to students in other ...
Marine Science, Maine Maritime Academy part of Integrate:Workshops:Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability:Programs
Information for this profile was provided by Lauren Sahl, Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors degree. ...