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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary - Education

For Kids

Encyclopeida of the SanctuariesEncyclopedia of the Sanctuaries
Explore this great online marine life field guide, which covers critters from sea stars to the gigantic blue whale.

  Marine Reserves Interactive MapMarine Reserves Interactive Map
An interactive map showing photos and videos of marine reserves in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.


  live eagle camChannel Islands Live Eagle Cam
Experience the Channel Islands Live Bald Eagle Webcam! Eagle FAQ's and Discussion board.



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Migration GameHumpback Whale Migration Game
Humpback whales are found in the oceans worldwide. They hold the record for the longest migration among mammals. Play the Migration Game to find out more about humpback whales and how you can help protect them!


Ocean's liveOcean Guardian Activity Book
This activity book created by the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine Debris Program is appropriate for children in grades Kindergarten through 3rd. Learn about the ocean and why its important through word searches, games, and coloring pages. You can also sign the Ocean Guardian Pledge to protect the ocean and all the creatures that live in it.

GamesGames at NOAA
This arcade is a portal to games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes. It highlights the science and the activities of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other agencies and organizations promoting environmental stewardship.

Ocean's liveNim's Island Wallpaper Downloads
Download desktop wallpaper for your computer of Nim's ocean friends, like Selkie the sea lion, Chica the sea turtle, and Galileo the pelican.


Ocean travelersOcean Travelers
Taking a boat out to the open ocean is the best way to experience life at sea. The next best way is to use your mouse! This online, interactive poster allows you to roll over an ocean traveler (seabird) to learn about its life at sea.


Black Footed Albatross Black-Footed Albatross Tracking
Starting in July 2007, ten albatross have been tagged from Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Find out where these majestic seabirds are going.



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