References/Teacher Resources

Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment: http://www.gulfofmaine.org/

Gulf of Maine Marine Habitat Primer: http://www.gulfofmaine.org/habitatprimer/

Gulf of Maine Research Institute: http://octopus.gma.org/

Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System: http://gomoos.org/aboutgulfme/
Data Maps:http://www.gomoos.org/oceanconditions/datamap.shtml

What is the Gulf of Maine Watershed?: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/gulfofmaine

Gulf of Maine Watershed Information and Characterization System: http://www.gm-wics.sr.unh.edu/

Gulf of Maine Habitat Map: http://www.beginningwithhabitat.org/the_maps/map8.html

Did you know that there was a dump site in Mass Bay? (DAMOS maps, data, etc.): http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/environm/damos/mbdsmap_2.htm

A large printed poster of a watershed map of the Gulf of Maine, which would be a great visual for the unit, can be obtained by visiting http://www.gulfofmaine.org/council/contact/.

The Second Edition of the Teacher's Guide to Marine Life of the Gulf of Maine is now available. New features include a Table of Contents, page numbers, an index and updated 2002 commercial landings information. The cost of the guide remains $5.00.

For copies please contact the Maine Department of Marine Resources, Education Division, P.O. Box 8, West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575.

Additional curricula and enrichment materials on the topics can be found at:

Whale Net http://whale.wheelock.edu/Teachers.html

Gulf of Maine Research Institute http://www.gma.org/educate/default.asp

Overview of Gulf of Maine data http://octopus.gma.org/space1/gulfofme.html

Temperature charts for the Gulf Stream http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/gs/averages/index.html

NOAA Satellite and Information System: http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/datainfo.html

Weather and ocean conditions for the Gulf of Maine (lots of good stuff) http://www.gomoos.org/

General Overview of GOM information http://gomoos.org/aboutgulfme/

Gulf of Maine Lobster Institute http://www.lobster.um.maine.edu/

Gulf of Maine temperature charts http://www.landbigfish.com/watertemps/watertemperatures.cfm?ID=13

Current forecasts for Gulf of Maine/NE Coastal waters http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/AN/232.html

Article about Spring plankton bloom in GOMhttp://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/oracle/gomaine/

Interactive data maps of GOM and Cape Cod http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/regional/contusa/eastcoast/index.html

Right Whale Sighting Data (1997 to present) New England and Southeast US http://whale.wheelock.edu/whalenet-stuff/reportsRW_NE/

Marine Mammals in the GOM http://www.gma.org/marinemammals/inthegulfofmaine.html

Info on Marine Mammals protected under the MMPA http://www.mmc.gov/species/

Stellwagen Bank mammals http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/management/1993plan/pt2sc2b2f.html

Census of GOM marine life http://www.usm.maine.edu/gulfofmaine-census/Docs/Reference/groups_organism.htm

Links to Gulf of Maine data, including maps, tide info, etc.http://gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/GoMoos/links.phtml

Near Real-time Operational Data of the Gulf of Maine http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/oracle/gomaine/data.html

Gulf of Maine Watershed http://whale.wheelock.edu/watersheds/northeast/MIDATLA.HTM


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