Meet a few of our explorers focusing on all things ocean! Check out our archive of Explorer Classroom events to meet even more. 1. Meet Sylvia Earle “Called “Her Deepness” by the New Yorker and the New York Times, “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, and the first “Hero for the Planet,” Sylvia is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer with experience as a … Continue reading Five Female Ocean Explorers
SCIENCE Genetic research helps uncover the Atlantic sixgill shark. (National Geographic) Are there any shark sanctuaries in the species range of the newly identified species? Use today’s MapMaker Interactive map to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including a link to today’s MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas So, tell us about the species of shark described … Continue reading Scientists Discover New Species of Shark
SCIENCE Even sharks—infamous predator of the sea—risk becoming prey to the American alligator. (Newsweek) Use our activity to help students create an imaginary marine ecosystem—then throw an alligator in there. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why was it a surprise to find that American alligators are preying on sharks? They’re usually not in the … Continue reading Gator vs. Shark!
SCIENCE It’s no fish tale: The Greenland shark is the longest-lived vertebrate on the planet, a new study says. (Nat Geo News) Use our lessons, media, and articles to learn more about sharks. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas According to Nat Geo News, Greenland sharks are the longest-lived vertebrates on the planet. What is … Continue reading Old Ladies of the Sea
TECHNOLOGY An Australian company has designed a wetsuit that could prevent deaths by making surfers and swimmers look less like shark’s prey. (BBC) Use our resources to learn more about wetsuits and the people who wear them. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why do surfers and swimmers in Australia wear wetsuits? Read through our … Continue reading Shark-Repellent Wetsuits?