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Geography: Ocean: Fishing and Oil Drilling

These sites are about oil drilling, aquaculture, and fishing. Includes activities, lesson plans, and photographs. There are links to eThemes Resources on oceans and ocean animals.


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This site includes fact sheets of various ocean animals and environments. Includes suggestions for protecting ocean resources.
Move the mouse over "Oceana Interactive" to learn more about the oceans. Also introduces ocean threats, fun facts, and rare creatures.
Explore this site for fun facts and activities about various treasures at seas.
This kids site has a lot of information about oil drilling. Read articles, view photographs, and learn about oil and gas platforms and the people involved in the drilling.
This student-created site has information about problems facing oceans as well as information about ocean legends, including mermaids. "The Future" explores ideas for tapping the ocean's resources. NOTE: The reading level is for older students.
Read about three different ways that the ocean's energy can be tapped for power that can be used by consumers.
This student-created site discusses ocean fishing, including the uses of fishes, fishing methods, and problems in the fishing industry.
Follow the instructions for an experiment that focuses on ocean currents.
Explore the ocean world. Learn about ocean energy and living resources and make some ocean crafts. There are many printouts and illustrations.
This article is about the importance of the ocean.
This article explains the process of oil drilling and includes excellent illustrations. NOTE: The site has links to ads.
Choose an oil topic by clicking on the icons. Each topic has several pages. NOTE: A few of the sections are under construction.
Explore this site for kids and read about ocean life.
View images from this collection of historic fish illustrations.
This article highlights the dangers of too much fishing and fishing with high-tech devices.
Learn about the hundreds of creatures that live in the oceans and seas. Includes many photos and videos, audio files, and real-time images from Webcams. The animals covered include whales, jellyfish, dolphins, sea turtles, seahorses, and more. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Geography: Oceans and Animals: Sharks.
These sites are about the oceans of the world. Topics include habitats, tides, currents, temperatures, depths, and more. There are many photos and videos. Includes links to eThemes Resources on ocean animals and continents.

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