WORLD Indian Ocean debris moves in predictable patterns, and the discovery confirms searchers are looking in the right place for the missing Malaysian plane. (Nat Geo News) Learn more about “The Geography of Ocean Currents” with our activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map, in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Note: Current Event Connections is slowing down for … Continue reading How a Piece of Flight 370 Drifted 2,300 Miles
Clare Fieseler is a National Geographic Young Explorer, NGS Waitt Grantee, and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Since 2009, she has conducted field work on coral reef ecology, climate change, and reef conservation in the Caribbean. In fall 2015, she’ll be a fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. When not doing research, Clare is a freelance science reporter for … Continue reading Scientists Begin One of the Most Ambitious Climate Projects of Its Kind
SCIENCE . . and why did it take us so long to find out? Nat Geo Explorer Robert Ballard explains. (Nat Geo News) Build your own ocean with our fun matching game! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit—and a round-up of other interesting reads this week. Note: Current Event Connections is slowing down for the summer. Our … Continue reading Why is the Ocean Salty?
SCIENCE National Geographic Emerging Explorer David Gruber found a secret world under the sea—and it glows. His expeditions have turned up hundreds of shimmering creatures, all showing off for one another with a mysterious fluorescence. It’s an underwater display that had never been seen before. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to learn more about marine creatures’ “Living Light.” Teachers, scroll all the way down … Continue reading Oceanographers See the Light
SCIENCE A new study is calling on the world’s sailors to help map the oceans’ phytoplankton, microscopic organisms that form the bedrock of marine food webs. (BBC) Use our resources to learn how plankton makes the world go ’round. Watch this video to learn how to use the free Secchi app—then use it! Want more information on plankton? Of course you do! Watch this awesome … Continue reading Help Map Ocean Plankton