Coral Reef Etiquette Multi-language Guide(pdf), (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Norwegian) (jpeg), (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Czech, Polish, Arabic) (jpeg): This guide was developed with funding from the FL DEP’s Coastal Program and NOAA to address the need for visitors to practice proper coral reef etiquette when visiting our reefs. Coral reefs here in the FL Keys are experienced by visitors from around the globe. This new resource is available to tour operators, educators, dive centers, ecotours, hotels and visitor centers free of charge. Jpeg images of the guide , The guide includes 14 languages and is water resistant for use on the water. If you or your business are interested in receiving free copies please contact Reef Relief at (305) 294-3100 or email us at [email protected]
Reef Explorer Guide : Learn about the Florida Keys Barrier Reef
Coral Disease : Coral disease outbreaks have emerged as a major cause of coral mortality and reef decline globally. Learn about the research collected by the Australian Government about the spreading of coral disease.
Coral Disease Map : View a map which shows global incidences of coral disease from 1970-2010
Corals in Crisis : Check out this full episode from changing seas
Proper Reef Etiquette : Learn the proper behavior when snorkeling
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary : Explore the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Census of Marine Life :The Census of Marine Life is a global network of researchers in more than 80 nations engaged in a 10-year scientific initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans. The world’s first comprehensive census of the past, present, and future of life in the oceans is being released in 2010.
Reefs at Risk Revisited (World Resources Institute, Feb. 2011): This report provides a detailed assessment of the status of and threats to the world’s coral reefs. It evaluates threats to coral reefs from a wide range of human activities, and includes an assessment of climate-related threats to reefs. It also contains a global assessment of the vulnerability of nations and territories to coral reef degradation.
Ocean Life — National Geographic – The Ocean: Learn all about our world’s oceans at National Geographic.
Coral Cores: Ocean Timelines (pdf, 1.7MB): An activity describing the natural and scientific processes involved in paleoclimate research using coral cores obtained from the Flower Garden Banks.
Coral Spawning Globe (pdf, 144 KB): Create a model of the mass coral spawning that occurs annually, seven to ten nights after the full moon in August and/or September.
Game of Life (pdf, 128K): What does overfishing mean? What are the effects of overfishing on fish stocks? This grade 6-8, standards-based lesson plan tackles these difficult questions.
Empty Ocean (pdf, 132K): How does the human population affect the population of marine species? What can citizens do to sustain seafood populations? Have your students learn more by conducting this grades 6-8, standards-based lesson plan.
Water Topics: Learn about the EPA’s research under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act
NOAA Marine Debris Program: Free, downloadable education and outreach materials for people of all ages to learn about marine debris. Everyone has a role to play in raising awareness about the problem, including educators, parents, friends, youth leaders, non-profits, corporations, and industry.
Ocean Literacy Principles and Fundamental Concepts: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences for Learners of All Ages, Version 2 was published in March 2013.
NOAA Nation Marine Sanctuaries – For Teachers – Teaching Materials: The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries aims to provide teachers with resources and training to support ocean literacy in America’s classrooms. You will find curriculum, lesson plans, and activities that will excite your students about science and technology.
Fish Watch: Easy-to-understand facts about the science and management behind U.S. seafood and tips on how to make educated seafood choices.
Goliath Grouper : Read about the FWC’s up to date Goliath Grouper regulations
Secrets of the Sea : Check out the Smithsonian’s interactive games, videos and activities.
Don’t Teach Your Trash to Swim (English),
Reef Relief Coral Reef Teacher’s Guide (complete guide)