Fisheries

Useful Websites

The OceanWorld team has spent time scouring the web for websites which will best further your understanding of the topic. The sites are rated and linked below with the high points briefly summarized.

Site title

Fisheries

Site Producer

NOAA

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
high school -

Synopsis

If looking to learn about the fresh water fish found in the Great Lakes, this site is for you. The University of Wisconsin has created a series of pages and fish facts on the ten types of fish that live in these lakes. Each fish has its own page with a beautiful colored picture, title, common names, habitat, and statistics. At the end of the series of fish, there is a a freshwater fish quiz for the students to work through. The Fish! site is part of the Jason IX project and is filled with useful information. There is even a fishery specialist and a t-shirt contest.

Site title

Fish and Ocean Critters

Site Producer

NOAA - International Year of the Ocean

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
elementary

Synopsis

Not only does this site provide daily plots of icebergs, it goes into the explanation behind these plots and what they mean. There is a section for first time users that goes more into the iceberg and the differences between them. From there, a user can learn about the process of tracking the icebergs and then view the plots with a better understanding of the process. The site also offers an archive of information that works nicely for comparing and contrasting months.

Site title

SeaWiFS Project: The Living Ocean

Site Producer

NASA's Mission to Planet Earth

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
middle school

Synopsis

Ideal for teachers of grades 9-10, this NASA produced website looks at studying ocean color from space. It is a complete teachers guide with activities in areas of life in the ocean, the ocean isn't just blue, phytonplankton, carbon, and the Earth.

Site title

FAO Fisheries Department

Site Producer

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Reading Level
Science Info
Useful Graphics
Student Stuff
all -

Synopsis

A massive site devoted to fisheries. The site is divided into several different sections, each pertaining to a different area of fisheries. One such of those sections is a database and statistics section full of interesting and useful numbers for teachers to use in the classroom. Another is a species info section that lets a user click on different fishing areas.

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