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Explorer Series

The Explorer Series presents a variety of marine science-centric videos, images, facts, and questions in concise snippets specifically designed to support the introduction of new concepts in the classroom. Each Explorer Series offering is comprised of a short, high definition, narrated video that introduces the topic, a collection of images to support it, a list of interesting facts about the subject, and a set of questions to continue the discussion. Check out this Explorer Series, Reef Sharks to learn more.

Enjoy A Free Reef Sharks Course

Free Marine Science Video: Reef Sharks

Discover the shark species that frequent coral reefs and their importance to the ecosystem in this collection of images, facts, discussion questions and a short narrated video.

Explorer Series All

Review all of the Explorer Series.

Explorer Series All

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Check out all of our Explorer Series options here.

Invertebrates

The most diverse group of animals on the planet.

Invertebrates

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Believe it or not, there are more invertebrate animals on the planet, both in number and in number of species, than there are animals with a backbone!

Vertebrates

More than just fish in the sea.

Vertebrates

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From sea lions to sea turtles and everything in between, explore the dynamic world of marine vertebrates.

Ecosystems

The ocean is more than just salt water.

Ecosystems

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More than 70% of Earth is covered by the oceans, is it any wonder that diverse ecosystems are found all across it, from sandy shores to the darkest depths of the sea? ​

Ecology

Can’t we all just get along?

Ecology

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It’s not just the water that makes the ocean unique, it’s the living things that inhabit it and their relationship with each other that make it so fascinating.

Adaptations

Find out what it takes to survive in the sea.

Adaptations

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Just what does it take to thrive in an underwater world? Gills, flippers, venomous spines, and perfect camouflage to name a few!

Negative Impacts

What’s happening to the world’s oceans?

Negative Impacts

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Once viewed as an endless space for waste and debris, we’re learning that the ocean is more fragile than we once thought.

Plants & Algae

Where would we be without them?

Plants & Algae

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Two out of every three breaths you take originated from the ocean, but how? There aren’t any trees growing in the ocean!

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