With the expected change in average ocean temperatures due to global climate change, many commercially and recreationally important fish populations will move in response. As a result, the distributions of some species’ populations will shift, either expanding or contracting due to physiological stressors. In this activity a human-sized board game will generally demonstrate how changes […]
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Jellies are drifters, meaning that their movement is largely at the mercy of the tides and currents in the water. Students can analyze real-time currents to see where jellyfish might travel.
Many marine critters choose their habitat based on the temperature of the ocean. Students make the same choices when they decide whether to swim in the ocean. They can use sea surface temperature maps from satellites to determine where in the ocean they would swim today.
In this activity, students use real-time data from WhaleNet to track the movements of marine animals.
Underwater gliders are changing the way scientists observe the ocean. In March of 2007, Rutgers researchers conducted their 100th glider mission, and invited students and teachers to follow along in this data tip.
Robotic underwater gliders are helping oceanographers conduct research all over the world. Even in Antarctica. Learn how you can connect your students with cool real-time ocean science from the frigid waters of Antarctia in this data activity.
Will it be a “White Christmas” this year? This is the question often asked by generations of children and adults looking forward to a warm holiday and a winter wonderland. In this data-tip we investigate how to answer this question using historical probabilities and real-time data.
Data can come from many places, including from a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean. This real-time data tip demonstrates how students can connect the fields of science and social studies with a buoy half a world away.