We live in a time wherein deep sea exploration has reached new “depths” of discovery like no other time in history! Organizations like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Monterey Bay Research Institute (MBARI) are using cutting-edge technologies to plumb the abyss and are bringing us the latest habitat and sea creature discoveries never seen before! Come on a learning journey and study bazaar yet amazing deep sea creatures, some of them recently discovered and some of them old! Below are the topics covered in this course.
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Lesson #1 – Dramatic Deep Sea Communities
Lesson #1 – Slideshow & Study Guide Downloads & Main Lesson Videos with NatureGlo
We study the deep sea community including organisms and the deep sea ecosystem. Our studies include brine pools, and deep sea vents called smokers and mud volcanoes.
Lesson #2 – Deep Sea Fish: Anglerfish, Fangtooth, Sloane’s Viperfish, Snailfish
Lesson #2 – Main Lesson video with NatureGlo & Slideshow with Study Guide Downloads
The zoology of the anglerfish, Fangtooth, Sloane’s viperfish and the Snailfish are studied.
Lesson #3 – Deep Sea Cephalopods
Lesson #3 – Main Lesson Downloads & Video Lesson with NatureGlo
The Dumbo octopus, Vampire squid and Bigfin squid zoology are all studied in this lesson.
Lesson #4 – Deep Sea Echinoderms (starfish, sea cucumbers and Allies)
Lesson #4 – Deep Sea Echinoderms – Sea Pigs, Brisingid Starfish & Crinoids Pre-lesson Activity
The curious Sea pigs, Brisingid starfish & crinoid biology are studied in lesson #4.
Lesson #4 – Deep Sea Echinoderms Quizlets
Enjoy playing games, studying flashcards and taking the tests for deep-sea echinoderms using the automated Quizlets.
Lesson #5 – Deep Sea Sharks
Lesson #5 – Pre-lesson Activity – 5 Alien Sharks You’ve Never Heard of
Have a look at this remarkable website with all the different kinds of deep-sea sharks!
Lesson #5 – Pre-lesson Activity – Deep Sea Sharks Featured Posters with Sharkopedia
Enjoy reading these fabulous posters about the Megamouth and Goblin sharks!
Lesson #6 – Deep Sea Crustaceans and Sponges (Porifera)
Lesson #6 – Pre-lesson Activity – Yeti Crab & Poster
We study the zoology of the deep Sea Crustaceans and sponges. Species included are the Deep Sea Crabs, Giant Isopod, and the Harp sponge.