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  • Amazing Fish Cam!
    Way back in 1994 a camera was trained upon a lonely fishtank within the as yet unknown company Netscape. The Fishcam transmited live images of the fishtank to the emerging new landscape known as the World Wide Web. The Fishcam was the second live camera on the web and is the oldest camera site still in existence.
    http://www.fishcam.com/
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  • Blue Crab Archives
    Welcome to the Blue Crab information site... Where you'll find everything about Blue Crabs! The purpose of the site is to serve as a teaching aid by providing easy to understand information—from both a scientific and lay perspective—about the Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus.) It is the goal of this website to become one of the the world's largest public archives of blue crab related facts and information allowing anyone to learn about this fascinating and mysterious creature.
    https://www.bluecrab.info/
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  • 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.
    http://www.coml.org/
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  • Coastal Marine Biolabs
    Located in Ventura Harbor, Coastal Marine Biolabs is a private, 501(c)(3), research-based science education organization that provides innovative field and laboratory-based learning experiences for high school students. Under the mentorship of CMB scientists, students use many of the key technological cornerstones of modern scientific discovery to explore contemporary questions that lie at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Ventura, California
    http://www.coastalmarinebiolabs.org/
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  • CoralRealm
    We're a community of members from more than 60 countries and 48 states that come together to share a passion for coral reef marine life.
    http://www.coralrealm.com/
    (Added: Sat Mar 01 2008) - Report this link as bad!
  • Dauphin Island Sea Lab
    As a marine laboratory the DISL's mission encompasses marine science education, marine science research, coastal zone management policy and educating the general public through the Estuarium, DISL's public aquarium. Founded in 1971 by the State Legislature, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) is Alabama's marine science education and research laboratory. Located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, the DISL is surrounded by Mobile Bay, Mississippi Sound and the waters of the Gulf, making it perfectly situated for a wide range of marine science activity. Dauphin Island, Alabama
    http://www.disl.org/
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  • Digital Fish Library
    Funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Biological Infrastructure program, the Digital Fish Library (DFL) project explores the morphological diversity of fishes using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our mission is to catalog 3D MRI images of fish in an online archive that is accessible to scientists, educators and the general public via the web. University of California, San Diego
    http://www.digitalfishlibrary.org/
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  • eNature.com
    Search our Online Field Guide for color photographs and descriptive text of dolphins, whales, fishes, and other aquatic animals. eNature.com is the web's premier destination for information about the wild animals and plants of the United States. Over past years, eNature has consistently been one of the Internet's most-visited sites for nature and wildlife information and has won numerous awards and accolades. The site's core content of wildlife information about almost 6,000 individual species is the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides. All the data has been carefully reviewed and vetted by leading biologists, zoologists and other natural history specialists.
    http://www.enature.com/
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  • Fish FAQs
    A Bouillabaisse of Fascinating Facts About Fish, from the NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The National Marine Fisheries Service (Now NOAA Fisheries Service) annually answers thousands of questions about the oceans and the life that thrives within them. On the basis of a canvass of experienced marine scientists in the Fisheries Service done in 1973, more than a hundred questions have been chosen as most representative. These are the Most Frequently Asked Questions containing some fascinating facts about fish.
    http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/faq/
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  • FishBase
    Search FishBase - 25,238 Species, 71,000 Synonyms, 108,000 Common names, 28,000 Pictures, 21,000 References, 550 Collaborators.
    http://www.fishbase.org/
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  • FLMNH Ichthyology Homepage
    Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department homepage. This page contains educational sections about the biology, ecology and conservation of fishes and sharks. A rich photo gallery features the work of world-renowned underwater photographers. Host for International Shark Attack File (ISAF), International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Shark Specialist Group and the Southeastern Fishes Council.
    http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/
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  • Giant Squid | Smithsonian Ocean Portal
    Giant squid are elusive deep-sea animals with razor-toothed suckers and eyes the size of dinner plates. Images, videos, and facts from around the world. Giant squid live up to their name: the largest giant squid ever recorded by scientists was almost 43 feet (13 meters) long, and may have weighed nearly a ton. You’d think such a huge animal would be hard to miss. But because the ocean is vast and giant squid live deep underwater, they remain elusive and are rarely seen: most of what we know comes from dead carcasses that floated to the surface and were found by fishermen.
    http://ocean.si.edu/giant-squid
    (Added: Mon Dec 22 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Great American Fish Count
    A national, central organizing event that mobilizes and trains volunteer divers and snorkelers in established methodologies to identify and document fish diversity and population trends in marine sanctuaries and coastal areas. REEF is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists.
    http://www.fishcount.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
    Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory's mission is to further through study, research, publication, teaching and public display the knowledge of marine biology; to promote protection of marine life and the marine environment; to collect, classify and disseminate marine biological specimens. Established in 1963, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides marine life to schools and research laboratories. We also study endangered species and conduct research in mariculture, farming the edge of the sea. Today we are an integral part of numerous research programs all over the United States, Canada and Europe. Panacea, Florida
    http://www.gulfspecimen.org/
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  • Ichthyology at the Australian Museum
    Find a fish, identify a fish, fish movies, student info, and more. As one would expect, the Fish Research Collection contains many adult and larval fish specimens. These are used by researchers worldwide. The collection contains specimens from all around the world, but has large holdings of fishes from the deepsea and Indo-Pacific reefs as well as larval fishes, gobies and freshwater fishes from New South Wales.
    http://australianmuseum.net.au/Australian-Museum-Ichthyology-Collection/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • In Search of Giant Squid
    The giant squid lives in most of the world's oceans and is among the biggest animals in the sea... BUT... it is rarely seen. The facts are even more fascinating than the fiction.
    http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/squid.html
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • iSeahorse
    Simply put, iSeahorse is a tool for seahorse science and conservation. iSeahorse harnesses the power of 'citizen scientists' - anyone, anywhere in the world who sees a seahorse in the wild — to improve our understanding of these animals and protect them from overfishing and other threats. Anyone can join iSeahorse. Whether you're a diver, a fisher, a scientist, a seahorse enthusiast, or just on a beach holiday, you can upload your photos and observations to iSeahorse. You can help identify seahorse species. You can advocate for their protection in your ocean neighbourhood. iSeahorse is provided by Project Seahorse, a research unit of The University of British Columbia, Canada.
    http://www.iseahorse.org/
    (Added: Sun Jan 25 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • KelpWatch
    Monitoring Giant Kelp Forests in Tasmania. 'KelpWatch' is a community-based research and monitoring project aimed at assessing the current and past distribution and health of Giant Kelp forests in Tasmania, and is part of the Tasmanian Giant Kelp Project.
    http://www.kelpwatch.tas.gov.au/
    (Added: Fri Dec 10 2004) - Report this link as bad!
  • Manatee Sighting Network
    Help us find, study, and protect these wide-ranging animals! The Dauphin Island Sea Lab's (DISL) mission encompasses the pursuit of excellence in marine science education, marine research, coastal zone management policy and educating the general public through the Estuarium, our public aquarium. All Reports to DISL's Manatee Sighting Network will automatically be reported to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in Daphne, AL. Dauphin Island, Alabama
    http://manatee.disl.org/
    (Added: Wed Mar 15 2017) - Report this link as bad!
  • Manta Rays Hawaii
    Known worldwide as the "Manta Man" and "Manta Woman", marine photographers James L. Wing and his wife Martina have over two decades of Scuba Diving Experience with Manta Rays along the Kona Coast. Their work has been prominently featured on National Geographic, BBC, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, and in the New York Times, as well as numerous other dive and travel publications (check out the client/credit section). Their marine subjects include whales, dolphins and reef fish, but the Manta Rays are their specialty. Since 1991, our team of seasoned professional underwater photographers has been filming, observing, documenting, and maintaining a vast database about the Manta Rays. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
    http://www.mantarayshawaii.com/
    (Added: Mon Feb 23 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • Marine Biological Laboratory
    The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery and improving the human condition through research and education in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. The MBL has approximately 300 year-round employees, about half of which are scientists and science support staff. The staff is joined each year by more than 300 visiting scientists, summer staff, and research associates from hundreds of institutions around the world, as well as a large number of faculty and students participating in MBL courses. Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    http://www.mbl.edu/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NMNH Fish Collection
    Online Search - National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - The fish collection, at the National Museum of Natural History, is the largest in the world, with approximately 540,000 lots (a lot consists of all specimens of a species collected at the same time and place) and about 4 million specimens.
    http://vertebrates.si.edu/fishes/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Fisheries
    NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management. U.S. fisheries are among the world’s largest and most sustainable. Seafood harvested from U.S. federally managed fisheries is inherently sustainable as a result of the U.S. fishery management process. Using the Magnuson-Stevens Act as the guide, NOAA Fisheries works in partnership with Regional Fishery Management Councils to assess and predict the status of fish stocks, set catch limits, ensure compliance with fisheries regulations, and reduce bycatch. Formally known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, we are an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce.
    http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/
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  • NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries
    The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of 14 marine protected areas encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Our national marine sanctuaries are places of inspiration. Within their waters and along their shores, you can find vibrant tapestries of marine life, ancient mysteries of our past, and thriving communities of men and women who have relied on the sea for generations. Sanctuaries are places where anyone can go to experience the power and beauty of the ocean and form lasting memories in spectacular natural settings, from the vibrant coral reefs of American Samoa to the towering kelp forests of Monterey Bay. These underwater treasures are sources of national pride, and when we take care of them, we are protecting part of what makes America great.
    http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Northern New Zealand Seabird Trust (NNZST)
    Our mission is simple; to support seabird conservation throughout northern New Zealand and the Kermadec Islands through innovative conservation strategies and engaging diverse communities. We promote the conservation of seabirds in northern New Zealand, and carry out conservation, research and education projects within the region. Auckland, New Zealand
    http://www.nzseabirdtrust.com/
    (Added: Mon Nov 07 2016) - Report this link as bad!
  • Ocean Conservancy
    Committed to conserving the abundance and diversity of the world's marine life and protecting the health of the oceans and seas. Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.
    http://www.oceanconservancy.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Ocean Sunfish
    Welcome! The giant ocean sunfishes, family Molidae, are some of Earth's most fascinating yet mysterious creatures. These jelly-eating giants hold the record for being the world’s heaviest bony fish and occupy a unique place in the open ocean web of life. This site is dedicated to consolidating our current state of knowledge and announcing our latest research discoveries and those of others as they become available.
    http://www.oceansunfish.org/
    (Added: Sun Nov 15 2009) - Report this link as bad!
  • Oceans Research
    Oceans Research provides and facilitates innovative and dynamic research relevant to the management and conservation of Southern Africa's wildlife. Its research is interdisciplinary ranging from biological to socio-economic studies of marine and terrestrial resource utilisation in Southern Africa's coastal society. Oceans Research specialises in investigating the biology and ecology of mega-fauna, including sharks, marine mammals and terrestrial carnivores; we advise governmental and non-governmental bodies on relevant conservation issues. Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
    http://oceans-research.com/
    (Added: Sun Feb 01 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • Office of Protected Resources Home Page
    The Office of Protected Resources (OPR) is a headquarters program office of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries Service, or NMFS), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, with responsibility for protecting marine mammals and endangered/threatened marine life. NOAA's Office of Protected Resources works to conserve, protect, and recover species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) in conjunction with our Regional Offices, Science Centers, and various partners.
    http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/
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  • Project Seahorse
    Project Seahorse is a marine conservation organisation committed to the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s coastal marine ecosystems. We generate cutting-edge research and turn our findings into highly effective conservation interventions. We collaborate with other researchers, governments, and local communities. By working to protect seahorses, Project Seahorse supports marine conservation more broadly. Seahorses suffer from the same pressures and benefit from many of the same interventions as other marine life. The University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC Canada
    http://projectseahorse.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Redmap Australia
    Redmap stands for Range Extension Database and Mapping project. This project invites Australians to share sightings of marine species that are 'uncommon' to their local seas. Over time, Redmap will use this 'citizen science' data to map which Australian marine species may be extending their distribution range – a.k.a moving house - in response to changes in the marine environment, such as ocean warming. Redmap members use their knowledge of the seas to help monitor Australia's vast coastline. The citizen science data also highlights regions and species that may be experiencing more distribution changes, so that research can be focused into these areas.
    http://www.redmap.org.au/
    (Added: Sat Mar 08 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Save Our Leatherbacks Operation (S.O.L.O.)
    Save Our Leatherbacks Operation's (S.O.L.O.) primary goal is to recognize and help correct the nesting issues on the beaches of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. The Leatherback sea turtle is the largest sea turtle and largest reptile on earth (females are over 2 m long, 3 m wide, and 1 m thick with weights ranging from 500 kg up to to 1000 kg in the males). In prehistoric days these turtles numbered in the 100s of millions. Now, since 1998, the nesting population is well below 1,000 at the remaining, very remote beaches in Papua Barat, Indonesia. The primary goal of this Foundation is the help reverse the rapid decline of the Leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, populations toward extinction, which is occurring at an alarmingly fast rate. Kingwood, Texas
    http://saveourleatherbacks.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 07 2016) - Report this link as bad!
  • Save the Manatee Club
    Participate in conservation efforts to save endangered manatees from extinction. Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida. Our mission is to protect endangered manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. Maitland, Florida
    http://www.savethemanatee.org/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Scottish Association for Marine Science
    The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is Scotland's largest and oldest independent marine science organisation, dedicated to delivering marine science for a healthy and sustainable marine environment through research, education and engagement with society. SAMS research strengths include marine renewables, aquaculture, marine biotechnology, marine policy, deep-sea systems, climate change and polar science. Oban, Argyll, UK
    http://www.sams.ac.uk/
    (Added: Fri Jan 09 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • Sea Research Foundation
    Sea Research Foundation is a leader in marine research, deep-sea exploration and hands-on education. We seek to protect our ocean planet by increasing awareness of our ocean environment and the creatures who live there, involving and educating budding scientists and future voters, and conducting and supporting aquatic and deep-sea research. Sea Research Foundation’s mission is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education, and research. We operate Mystic Aquarium. Sea Research conducts pioneering research that expands the knowledge base of aquarists and marine biologists, advances important deep-sea discoveries, and inspires new generations to care for the environment and pursue careers in science. Mystic, Connecticut
    http://blog.searesearch.org/
    (Added: Tue Dec 01 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • Sea Slug Forum
    On the Sea Slug Forum you can ask questions, post information and find out more about nudibranchs, bubble-shells, sea hares and other sea slugs. This site aims to generate more interest in these fascinating animals by sharing information with a worldwide audience. The Forum is a useful tool for anyone with an interest in sea slugs from scientists and students to divers and aquarists.
    http://www.seaslugforum.net/
    (Added: Mon Dec 05 2016) - Report this link as bad!
  • Sea Stars of the Pacific Northwest.
    This site includes descriptions of 30 species of sea stars encountered from the intertidal zone to a depth of 30 m (100 ft) on the Pacific coast of North America from northern California, Oregon, Washington State, British Columbia and southeast Alaska.
    http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/
    (Added: Tue Feb 21 2012) - Report this link as bad!
  • Sea Turtle Conservancy :: Saving Sea Turtles since 1959
    The Sea Turtle Conservancy, formerly known as the Caribbean Conservation Corporation, is the world's oldest sea turtle research and conservation group. An international nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, Sea Turtle Conservancy was founded in 1959 by world-renowned sea turtle expert Dr. Archie Carr to save sea turtles from eminent extinction through rigorous science-based conservation. Headquartered in Florida, the organization carries out worldwide programs to conserve and recover sea turtle populations through research, education, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats upon which depend upon. Over the course of 50 years, Sea Turtle Conservancy's research programs s have yielded much of what is now known about sea turtles and the threats they face, and the organization is applying this knowledge to carry out the world's most successful sea turtle protection and recovery programs. Gainesville, Florida
    http://www.conserveturtles.org/
    (Added: Fri Jan 31 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire
    Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) is a non-governmental research and conservation organization that has been protecting sea turtles since 1991. The small Caribbean island of Bonaire is our headquarters and home to three of the world’s six endangered or critically endangered species of marine turtles: the hawksbill, green, and loggerhead turtle. STCB uses best practices in science and conservation to build knowledge and protection of Bonaire’s sea turtles. We share our knowledge to raise awareness, affect policy and build support for biodiversity protection. Kralendijk, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
    http://www.bonaireturtles.org/
    (Added: Sat Jan 23 2016) - Report this link as bad!
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