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Bridge DATA: Tuna
The bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is one of the most impressive fish in the oceans. Not only is it one of the largest and fastest fishes, but it can also fetch one of the highest market prices. Its enormous economic value combined with its life history characteristics make it vunerable to overfishing. This activity examines international fishing levels for bluefin tuna in the Atlantic.

Sea Grant Program: Virginia Sea Grant
Grade Level: Middle school,High school,Undergraduate lower division,Undergraduate upper division


Bridge DATA: Oyster Disease
A relatively new oyster disease in New England waters is affecting survival rates of young oysters. Using data from the University of Maine, students will determine if oyster size, time of planting, or water temperature is significant in relation to the onset of juvenile oyster disease.

Sea Grant Program: Virginia Sea Grant
Grade Level: Middle school,High school,Undergraduate lower division,Undergraduate upper division


I Fish NY
A collection of classroom and outdoor lesson plans and activities focused on fish biology and ecology. Outdoor activities also focus on fishing. Developed by New York Sea Grant, the activities are for K-12 and include the topics: food webs, fish biology, bioaccumulation, and invasive species.

Sea Grant Program: New York Sea Grant
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school


Marine Aquaculture: Raising Salt Water Fish in Your Classroom
A 101-page teacher guide to creating and maintaining a saltwater aquaculture tank in your classroom or school. The guide breaks down the process into separate classroom activities including step by step directions on constructing a table-size recirculating system. Also available is a student workbook.

Sea Grant Program: MIT (MA) Sea Grant
Grade Level: Middle school,High school


Bridge DATA - The Scoop on Scallops
Quantify the abundance and distribution of sea scallops in and adjacent to the Mid-Atlantic closed areas.

Sea Grant Program: Virginia Sea Grant
Grade Level: High school,Undergraduate lower division


Bridge DATA - Hold the Anchovies
Using Microsoft Excel, graph atmospheric and fisheries data from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to look for evidence of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and its connection to fish abundance.

Sea Grant Program: Virginia Sea Grant
Grade Level: High school,Undergraduate lower division


Bridge DATA - Chilean Sea Bass: Off the Menu
Examine trends and effort for the Chilean sea bass using data from the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

Sea Grant Program: Virginia Sea Grant
Grade Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division


Bridge DATA - Oyster Gardens: No Soil Required!
Using data from Maryland Sea Grant Oyster Gardening Program, calculate oyster survivorship rates in Chesapeake Bay rivers.

Sea Grant Program: Virginia Sea Grant
Grade Level: High school, Undergraduate lower division


Project FLOW (Fisheries Learning On the Web)
FLOW is a comprehensive curriculum about the Great Lakes ecosystem. Lessons are geared toward educators who teach upper elementary and middle school students. Each lesson is aligned with national and state curriculum standards for science and social studies and features a hands-on classroom activity. Lessons cover topics such as: food webs, nonindigenous species, watersheds, water quality, fish identification, fish habitat, preserving biodiversity, and water-related careers.

Sea Grant Program: Michigan Sea Grant
Grade Level: Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school


Blue Crabs in the Chesapeake
Classroom unit and data activity focusing on juvenile and adult blue crab distribution in the Chesapeake Bay. Includes background on crab biology, anatomy, life cycle, and fisheries. Authentic data tables provided for in-class analysis, discussion questions guide inquiry.

Sea Grant Program: Virginia Sea Grant
Grade Level: Middle school, High school


Blue Crab Fisheries
A comprehensive resource on the commercial and recreational blue crab fishery in the Maryland and Virginia waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Explore regulation information for both states, as well as the different gear and methods for catching blue crabs. Though most information pertains to MD and VA, there is an abundance of links to additional information that is not area-specific.

Sea Grant Program: Virginia Sea Grant
Grade Level: Middle school, High school


VIMS Sea Grant Seafood Education Program
Information on education programs at VIMS and on-line informational resources in seafood, fisheries, and related topics including links, news, publications, workshops and seminars. Also cooking demonstrations, professional development, and programs for chefs. Includes information on seafood safety, quality, and availability.

Sea Grant Program: Virginia Sea Grant
Grade Level: Middle school, High school


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