Some of our most visited resources are overview pages. These are vetted by experts in the field and dive deep into a subject, ecosystem, or animal group. #SmithsonianEdu
Our most recently published overview covers all things whales 🐋🐬
We’ll continue to share our overviews on this thread so you can explore from home - as a part of lesson plans or independent learning. #SmithsonianEdu
Our #GiantSquid page explores the massive (it can reach lengths of over 40 feet!) and elusive invertebrate 🦑
If you want information on all squids, octopuses, and other cephalopods this is the page for you 🦑+ 🐙
We’ve got info on all #sharks, from the smallest (the dwarf lantern shark) to the largest (the whale shark) on our shark overview 🦈🦈🦈 #SmithsonianEdu
Sea turtles require air to breathe and land to lay their eggs. However, the majority of their lives are spent underwater. Learn more about the seven living species!
Penguins can be a bit awkward on land, but they swim swiftly and elegantly underwater. The emperor penguin is the fastest, reaching 9 mph (14 km/hr) when in a hurry 🐧
#MarinePlastics, pieces both big and small, are an ongoing ocean conservation issue. There are #OceanOptimism solutions though, and we discuss those as well in our overview.
#ClimateChange drives #SeaLevelRise. This overview covers the complexities like why some areas of the ocean will see more or less and the reasons behind the rise.
The #GulfOilSpill occurred 10 years ago this month. We look at the impacts on the ecosystem, and research that has happened since in this overview.
With their roots submerged in water, mangrove trees thrive in hot, muddy, salty conditions that would quickly kill most plants. More about how they survive in this overview.
Hurricane season officially starts June 1 in the Atlantic. Unfortunately, when it arrives, storms won’t provide us a break and can wreak further havoc on an already stressed system.
Marine microbes are a group that includes bacteria, viruses, archaea, protists, and fungi. If you weighed all the living organisms in the ocean, 90 percent of that weight would be from #microbes.
We really learned a lot putting together an overview of the ocean through time—from the first oceans of the Hadean to the present day, we cover it all. #SmithsonianEdu
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