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1.

Going to Extremes

Watch this exploration of the extremes of the polar and tropic oceans. Uncover the differences in productivity, biodiversity, and geology. Recognize the human and natural threats to the tropical and polar oceans.
Online
2015; 2003
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Dirty Water

In excessive amounts, even natural materials can be problematic to the ocean environment, and sometimes cleanup can be more damaging than the polluting event. This video examines pollution and pollutants on both a local and global level.
Online
2015; 2003
3.

World in Motion

Though many questions remain unanswered, the evidence for plate tectonics is found virtually everywhere it is sought. Watch as scientists explain theories about the causes of tectonic activity, and see the impact of this activity on our planet.
Online
2015; 2003
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Beneath the Surface

The ocean is a dynamic structure. This video explores the stratification, movement, and surface conditions of that structure. See how light and sound are affected by the ocean environment.
Online
2015; 2003
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Building Blocks

What is life and how did it begin? Explore Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and understand the importance of adaptation to species survival. See how ancient fossil remains are being studied to determine how life began.
Online
2015; 2003
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Water World

The oceans support a widely diverse array of animal life. This video focuses on the factors that impact marine life and how different marine animals adapt to temperature, depth, light, salinity, and water pH in order to survive.
Online
2015; 2003
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The Ocean's Memory

Examine marine sediments, which provide an important record of an ocean basin's history. The study of marine sediments employs the same techniques devised by terrestrial geologists, and is of commercial and scientific interest across many disciplines.
Online
2015; 2003
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Ebb and Flow

Ocean tides have fascinated the imagination of people for centuries. Explore tides and the complex forces that generate them.
Online
2015; 2003
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Going With the Flow

Ocean currents transfer water and heat from tropical to polar regions and influence weather, climate, and biological activity in the upper-water regions. Watch the exploration of El Nino as an illustration of the effects of ocean currents on climate.
Online
2015; 2003
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Surf's Up

Watch this exploration of the disturbing forces that initiate movement of energy through the water, forming and propagating surface and internal waves. See the effects of extreme wave activity and examine why oceanographers are studying wave climates.
Online
2015; 2003
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First Steps

Investigate the history of marine science. Trace the history of oceanic explorations from the early cartographers such as James Cook through the remarkable voyages of the United States Exploring Expedition and the British Challenger Expedition.
Online
2015; 2003
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Something in the Air

The interaction of the ocean, the atmosphere, and the land form an inseparable system. Explore the atmospheric composition, properties, and circulation of this system.
Online
2015; 2003
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On the Coast

Look at the features and characteristics of coasts and the forces that shape them. Distinguish between various coastline classification systems. Gauge the impact on coasts of increased development and population growth.
Online
2015; 2003
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It's in the Water

View this study of the chemistry of water and its unique physical properties and behavior. Consider the temperature, density, and salinity of the ocean's water. Appreciate the profound impact of the ocean on global temperatures.
Online
2015; 2003
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Due West

Watch this investigation of the impact of human activity on coastal areas of the California coast. Learn how regulatory agencies, scientists, and others are working to mitigate negative effects of urbanization, agriculture, and various natural factors.
Online
2015; 2003
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Living Together

Coral reefs, estuaries, and intertidal zones are home to an impressive assortment of organisms. Explore a variety of marine ecological communities. Understand the role of symbiotic relationships in maintaining a balanced environment for marine life.
Online
2015; 2003
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Life Goes on

Watch this exploration of the four types of marine vertebrates: fishes, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Discover the unique adaptations each has made to survive in the marine environment.
Online
2015; 2003
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Food for Thought

Primary productivity in the marine environment is accomplished mainly by plankton. This video explores the types of plankton, their distribution, and productivity. View methods for measuring primary productivity and the factors that limit productivity.
Online
2015; 2003
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Survivors

Follow this exploration of the oxygen revolution and the origins of life. Examine the evolution and classification of the invertebrates from least complexity of body form and function to greatest complexity.
Online
2015; 2003
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The Water Planet

Watch this exploration of the profound influence water has had on our planet, from the Big Bang theory to the formation of planet Earth through the origins of life. What role did the ocean play in setting the stage for the early evolution of life?
Online
2015; 2003