Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is an oceanographic research center that promotes a peer relationship between engineers and scientists. The website focuses on marine research projects at Monterey Bay, the ocean offshore, and in Hawaii. Research is featured in the web site. Viewers have access to research cruises through video cams and logbooks, buoy and satellite data, photos and video of organisms, science labs, marine technology, research vessels, ocean floor maps, a sample archive of organisms, field observations, video, and analytical data. The website also includes an interactive periodic table which shows speciation, distribution, residence time, and analytical procedures for determining concentration. The site also features lessons on plate tectonics.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Biological
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Collection, Audio/Visual:Maps
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Data Source: Observational Data
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Seamounts and Hotspots, Deep Waters, Coastal and Estuarine, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Ocean, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography