The NOAA Ocean Explorer is currently on an expedition to explore the deep-sea habitats and marine life of the northern parts of the Gulf of Mexico. You and your students can follow along on the 56 day exploration through live webcam feeds. You can also view recorded videos from the expedition.
NOAA has archived more than ten years of videos and images from past Ocean Explorer expeditions. For those past expeditions you can find multiple lesson plans to use in your classroom. You can also view archived video footage on the NOAA Ocean Explorer YouTube channel.
Applications for Education
The NOAA Ocean Explorer expedition videos, pictures, and expedition reports could be useful supplements to your lesson plans on marine biology. And if you’re looking for some new lesson ideas, take a look at the lesson plans associated with past NOAA Ocean Explorer expeditions.