Videos, Slideshows & Links

ADDITIONAL WEB RESOURCES TO encourage independent research. Refer to the grade notebooks to find videos for specific exercises. LEARN ABOUT OCEAN ACIDIFICATION, SHELLFISH AND MARINE RESOURCES!

INTER-TIDAL ECOSYSTEM 

SHELLFISH 

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION (Kids! click to find fun animations!)

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Inter-Tidal Ecosystems

All About Intertidal Zones (4:26)The tides are generated by the gravitational forces between the Moon, the Sun and Earth...

Farming the Tidelands

Intertidal Biome - (7 minutes, Save Our Seas Foundation)What causes tides, intertidal zones, adaptations to intertidal zones.

Shellfish

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NOAA Fisheries: The Olympia oyster is the only oyster species native to the PNW. Learn more about ecology and habitat and population restoration. 3rd grade +

Drayton Harbor Barge Field Trip (1:24) GSSC students learn how oysters are farmed

Shellfish Filtering Water (15 seconds)This video shows two four liter aquariums side by side. 

Learn about growing oysters at the Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm (14 minutes). Biology, history, and pollution prevention. By Julie Hirsch of Hirsch Consulting Services.

Learn about growing oysters at the Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm (14 minutes). Biology, history, and pollution prevention. By Julie Hirsch of Hirsch Consulting Services.

Penn Cove Shellfish (4:53) Mussel farming on Whidbey Island. Watch the process from seed to fork.

BC Global news story about Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm (3 minute video). This video is from a news story about Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm.

BC Global news story about Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm (3 minute video)This video is from a news story about Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm.

Click here to see more videos about the Drayton Harbor Community Shellfish farm.

Did you know that you can count the number of rings on clams to find out their age, much like tree rings? Learn more about Clams & their relatives on A Snail's Odyssey

Did you know that you can count the number of rings on clams to find out their age, much like tree rings? Learn more about Clams & their relatives on A Snail's Odyssey

Lummi Island Oyster Garden (11:55 minutes) Pre-field trip video for Beach Elementary. Exclusive interview with Lummi Island Oyster Garden managers as they explain the process of maintaining their oyster garden

Lummi Island Oyster Garden (11:55 minutes) Pre-field trip video for Beach Elementary. Exclusive interview with Lummi Island Oyster Garden managers as they explain the process of maintaining their oyster garden

World's oldest animal? Read up on the calamity of  Ming the clam. 5th grade +

World's oldest animal? Read up on the calamity of  Ming the clam. 5th grade +

Olympia Oysters, our native Washington species, provide important habitat and water quality services. Efforts are being made in Puget Sound to restore these populations. 

Olympia Oysters, our native Washington species, provide important habitat and water quality services. Efforts are being made in Puget Sound to restore these populations. 

5th Grade Powerpoint from Taylor Shellfish Farms.

5th Grade Powerpoint from Taylor Shellfish Farms.

Ocean Acidification

"The Other CO2 Problem.  *For 3rd Grade Notebook activity. 

Ocean Acidification: Hermie the Hermit Crab (1:36 minute) A short animation from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Association (GRMPA). Hermie the Hermit Crab has trouble finding a shell to live in with ocean acidification. 3rd grade+

Ocean Acidification: Acidifying water takes toll on Northwest Shellfish (6 minute video). Read through the article on how ocean acidification has affected the PNW, listen to the news story, and view the video to learn more about local impacts.

Alliance for Climate Education (3:01) Animation explains ocean acidification chemistry. 3rd grade+

Carbon Dioxide, Shell Building & Ocean Acidification - A pictorial slide show describing OA chemistry from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Oceanus Magazine.

Carbon Dioxide, Shell Building & Ocean Acidification - A pictorial slide show describing OA chemistry from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Oceanus Magazine.

Ocean Acidification (1:50 minutes) is a short video that explains ocean chemistry and how ocean acidification can affect ocean life.

Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification ((21:34)This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green.

Sea Change: the Ocean's Perilous Turn (9 minutes) Explore several short documetaries from PBS and Seattle Times looking at impacts of ocean acidification  on shellfish farms and crab fisheries. See how scientists are looking for solutions from unique circumstances around the world. 

Sea Change: the Ocean's Perilous Turn (9 minutes) Explore several short documetaries from PBS and Seattle Times looking at impacts of ocean acidification  on shellfish farms and crab fisheries. See how scientists are looking for solutions from unique circumstances around the world. 

Scientists try to regrow coral reefs in Florida - PBS News Hour 2/3/2015 (5:44 minutes) a team of scuba-diving scientists has developed a groundbreaking method for speeding up coral growth in hopes of stemming the underwater crisis.

Scientists try to regrow coral reefs in Florida - PBS News Hour 2/3/2015 (5:44 minutes) a team of scuba-diving scientists has developed a groundbreaking method for speeding up coral growth in hopes of stemming the underwater crisis.

 

 

Garden of the Salish Sea presentation (Powerpoint) Learn more about the importance of shellfish and pollution prevention. Intended for classroom discussion. Takes interdisciplinary approach relating biology, archaeology, paleontology, economy and ecosystem services.

Garden of the Salish Sea presentation (Powerpoint) Learn more about the importance of shellfish and pollution prevention. Intended for classroom discussion. Takes interdisciplinary approach relating biology, archaeology, paleontology, economy and ecosystem services.

Giant Clam Spawning (00:36) See giant clams in action broadcast spawning.

Giant Clam Spawning (00:36) See giant clams in action broadcast spawning.

How Pearls Are Formed (1:45 minute). Ever wonder how pearls are formed? Watch this video for a simple explanation. 

Limpet Teeth Set New Strength Record What's strong than rock, stronger than spider's web? Read up and listen to the BBC special on the amazing strength of limpet teeth (aka "radula"). 

Limpet Teeth Set New Strength Record What's strong than rock, stronger than spider's web? Read up and listen to the BBC special on the amazing strength of limpet teeth (aka "radula"). 

When people think of sea stars, they don't typically think of voracious predators scouring the seabed, leaving carnage and fear in their wake, but this may simply be a matter of perspective. To the scallop or clam, this sea star is pure nightmare.
Remarkable Lives of Limpets (3:38) Learn more from the experts about the incredible life of these single-shelled organisms that inhabit the intertidal zone.

Remarkable Lives of Limpets (3:38) Learn more from the experts about the incredible life of these single-shelled organisms that inhabit the intertidal zone.

The Shape of Life: Mollusc Explore many videos on phylum Mollusca, any soft-bodied invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, usually wholly or partly enclosed in a calcium carbonate shell secreted by a soft mantle covering the body, and often possessing a single foot and a radula.