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Underwater Movies
Deep-Sea Biology Site
The Plankton Net
Harmful Algae Page
Dinoflagellates
San Diego Tides, Surf, Weather
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Lectures from Birch From penguins to the FLIP ship. Online lectures from Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
Marine Organisms Database
Image Catalogue
Gastropod Genus Conus Systematics of the unusually diverse marine gastropod genus Conus. When complete, the site will include entries for each valid species, with taxonomic histories, descriptions, morphometrics, range maps, and photographs of type specimens, shells and living animals to illustrate variability in form and color patterns. It will incorporate data from prior and new character sets, including shell and radular tooth morphometry, ecological and developmental attributes, and gene sequences.
Fishbase A global information system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes. FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more.  FishBase on the web contains practically all fish species known to science.
Marinebio site holds a multimedia encyclopedia that describes more than 200 species, with accounts on another 800 in the works. Visitors can cue up audio snippets of blue whale songs or read about the dining habits of the bearded fireworm (Hermodice carunculata), a bristly relative of earthworms that slurps up reef-building coral animals. Galleries let you tag along on expeditions to havens such as Bonaire in the Caribbean and the coast of Honduras. At the Plankton Forums, browse the latest marine science headlines or discuss newly discovered deep-sea critters with scientists and other ocean fans. The site also features backgrounders on conservation issues such as sustainable fishing and invasive species.
All About Hydrothermal Vents
The "Tree of Life" (Biodiversity and Phylogeny)
Sea Grant's Marine Science Careers Site
Reef Education Network
UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology
Diatoms
Database of Microorganisms
Luminous Organisms (photos)
Cephalopod page profiles some 30 species including the Pacific giant octopus with an arm span of nearly 10 meters. A very well done web site from marine biologist James Wood.
Cephbase for Cephalopods provides taxonomic data, distribution, images, videos, predator and prey data, size, references and scientific contact information for all living species of cephalopods (octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus) in an easy to access, user-friendly manner.
Bioluminescence This site is a central source of reliable information on marine bioluminescence. Bioluminescence is simply light produced by a chemical reaction which originates in an organism. Bioluminescence is a primarily marine phenomenon.
Lophelia This web site is an information resource on the cold-water coral ecosystems of the deep ocean.
Ascidians The filter-feeding marine animals called ascidians, or tunicates, have sucked in evolutionary and developmental biologists. The fascination stems in part from the creatures' close kinship to vertebrates and their simple embryos, which serve as good models for development. Photos of more than 100 ascidian species from around the world.
Course Coordinator-- Valerie Pennington x5516