PEI Consultant Lisa Eschenbach is our Coastal Liason – working with teachers, schools and communities on Washington’s Pacific Coast. She found some great videos about Oceans and Marine Environments – take a look! Our work in this beautiful part of Washington is supported in part by the NOAA B-WET Program.
Want a quick introduction to marine or watershed topics? These short videos provide visual and personal connections to ocean and environmental literacy. If you want news and science articles on these same topics, check out our collection of resources: http://tinyurl.com/oceanarticles.
Northwest Public Television on Ocean Acidification
As the ocean absorbs extra carbon dioxide that is caused by global climate change, the resulting change in ocean chemistry has been leading to a more acidic ocean. That increased acidification directly affects shellfish production in the Puget Sound. This 6-minute video is a clear and personable approach to this complicated issue. http://tinyurl.com/pbsacidify
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Take your students on an underwater dive with Sanctuary videos. In the warmth and comfort of your own home or school, you can watch halibut, octopus or sea stars in Living Sanctuary. Also check out Ocean Literacy (education) and Research. http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/library/videogallery.html
Natural Resources Defense Council: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification
This is a 21-minute video on ocean acidification by the Natural Resources Defense Council. They also have a 3 and 5 minute version. Check out:
- Minute: 6:10-8:30 The chemical processes of ocean acidification.
- Minute: 8:30-11 Food web in the ocean
- Minute: 11 The impact on fishing
Sea Level Change Impacts La Push by EarthFix
What do changing ocean levels mean for coastal and tribal communities?
Olympic National Park Science
Park scientists describe intertidal monitoring on the outer Washington Coast. See some of their techniques and learn why they monitor. http://www.nwparkscience.org/node/989
For more park science videos check here: http://www.nwparkscience.org/video
This film by underwater videographer Laurynn Evans shows a mother octopus giving birth to 50,000 itsy bitsy teeny weenie octopus babies. http://bit.ly/HDgBOp
Diver Laura James talks about what lives below the surface of the Puget Sound and what stormwater deposits into the Sound from Oregon Public Broadcast. It also describes how raingardens affect stormwater run-off. 8 minutes.