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The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab: Part 4 (Meet Maggie)

3 minutes

(Describer) A white bird stands in a bay.

(Describer) Maggie Pletta:

(male narrator) More than 2.5 miles below the surface, the wreckage of the Titanic rests on the seafloor, both as a memorial and a living laboratory. One hundred years ago,

(Describer) A long fence stands near the back of a beach. A sign says, "Saint Jones Reserve".

the world's most advanced passenger steamship struck an iceberg. On April 15, 1912, it sank, losing 1,496 lives. The legend of the Titanic was larger than her size, and finding the wreck site opened a door to not only exploration and scientific study, but to salvage as well. With ties to multiple nations, steps needed to be taken to preserve and protect the integrity of the wreck site. For the U.S., NOAA and the State Department negotiated an international agreement with representatives of the U.K., Canada, and France.

(Describer) A kid holds a grasshopper.

This agreement recognizes the wreck site as a memorial to those who died and a wreck of great archaeological, historical, and cultural importance. The agreement set rules for research, exploration, and salvage. The memory of the Titanic lives on in movies, books, and museums. But it's the protection of the wreck site that will continue to yield clues about the fateful ship and its passengers. Accessibility provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

(Describer) She holds a horseshoe crab.

(Describer) She smirks and shrugs. Logos are shown for the Smithsonian and NOAA. Accessibility provided by the US Department of Education.

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Meet an education specialist from the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve. She says becoming a scientist is all about being curious, and she helps researchers count the horseshoe crabs on the Atlantic coast. Part of "The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab" series.

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Runtime: 3 minutes

The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 1
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 2
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 3
3 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 4
3 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 5
3 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12