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Oceanography

Artificial sea grass on low wave velocity. Caption: researchers tested artificial seagrass.
4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week
Episode 30
2 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A seal swimming underwater near the ocean floor. Caption: still remain to satisfy diurnal scavengers
The Living Oceans Series
Episode 1
21 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
Scuba diver swimming above a flat surface covered in ocean detritus. Caption: the oceans are a tremendous place to work.
Adventures of a Maritime Archaeologist
Episode 1
1 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: All About Sharks
7 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
A C, G, I rendering of a wooden ship with 3 sails sailing out of a storm into the sun.
Ancient Discoveries
Season 6 / Ep 11
43 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A woman with a painting pallet and a paintbrush. On her painting there are two clown fish. Spanish captions.
Animapaka (Spanish)
Episode 15
13 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 3
A book with a pop-up dolphin. Spanish captions.
Animapaka (Spanish)
Episode 9
13 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 3
Aerial image of a coral reef. Caption: is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World,
Around the World
Episode 4
4 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of the northeast coast of North America and a yellow cylindrical sub with fins sending and receiving signals from an orbiting satellite. Caption: What are we finding when we go below the waves?
57 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An underwater column of mussels with person in scuba gear in the background. Caption: Mussels are filter feeders--
2 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A gray seal. Caption: Gray seal pups, thick with blubber, dot the island.
46 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Global map of coral reef acidification. Yellow, orange, and red currents swirl across the globe. Map title reads, "Coral reefs and aragonite saturation. 499." A color scale reads from yellow to blue, "3.3, limit for carbonate coral reefs."
Climate Change and Coral Reefs
Episode 3
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a coral reef with different shapes, colors, and sizes of coral. A school of bright blue fish swims over the coral towards dark blue waters in the background.
Climate Change and Coral Reefs
Episode 2
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of 2 yellow and black striped fish and a blue tailed fish swimming through ocean coral of varying sizes and shapes.
Climate Change and Coral Reefs
Episode 1
Grade Level: 7 - 12
View below and in front of a sea turtle gliding through the blue ocean. His eyes look up and his flippers are pointed down taking strokes as his legs and tail extend behind him.
Climate Change and Coral Reefs
Episode 4
5 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A discoloured coral colony labeled, bleached coral colony. Caption: The symbiont provides 75 percent to 80 percent of the energy.
3 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An aerial image of a coral by the sea shore titled, Arrecife De Coral. Spanish Caption: podemos ver de que estan hechos estos arrecifes.
3 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Close up of waves on the shore. Caption: it is dramatically changing the chemistry of the ocean.
Coral Comeback
Episode 4
4 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of globular coral with a striped tropical fish swimming in front. Caption: We will learn how super corals are being developed in the lab,
Coral Comeback
Episode 1
1 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Gloved hand reaching into a small tank to pick up a piece of white coral being grown on a disc. Caption: that fight some of the worst infectious bacteria.
Coral Comeback
Episode 9
2 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Towering coral reef with swimming fish as seen from below against the ocean surface. Caption: (narrator) But the whole reef system is in incredible danger.
Coral Comeback
Episode 2
3 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Coral reef with a variety of marine plant and animal life. Caption: The goal is to restore the coral reef
Coral Comeback
Episode 8
2 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Jagged shoreline with rough waves and plant life growing at the crest of the rocky peaks. Caption: ocean acidity will double by century's end
Coral Comeback
Episode 7
3 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Extreme closeup of the cell structure of coral showing rectangular shape in the center of textured cell material. Labeled, (algae) ZooXanthellae. Caption: Zooxanthallae live inside some of the coral's cells.
Coral Comeback
Episode 3
3 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Generally spherical white coral consisting of countless individual arm segments on the ocean floor. Caption: and the solution of their rescue might be within.
Coral Comeback
Episode 6
5 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Flat, fan shaped, leaf-like structures grow off coral while a person in scuba gear swims by. Caption: Much of their oxygen comes off the coral reef.
Coral Comeback
Episode 5
5 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Coral Reefs
9 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Front view of an orange squid swimming in the ocean. Caption: She can either keep it or toss it away as she chooses.
The Living Oceans Series
Episode 2
21 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
Close up of an anglerfish on the ocean floor with a flat belly, an ovoid, spiny body, and a rod protruding from its head. Caption: distinguished by the rod protruding from its head
Creatures of the Deep
Episode 1
58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Mass of twisting, turning arms with tiny sharp hooks. Caption: Basket stars are able to grow their limbs back
Creatures of the Deep
Episode 2
52 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Large, light colored bathysaurus swimming along the bottom of the ocean. Caption Indonesian waters. Caption: (male narrator) This creature was found 6900 feet deep in the ocean.
Creatures of the Deep
Episode 3
53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A close up of a fish against a dark backdrop. Closely set fins and spots on face. Caption: Its skeleton is made of cartilage.
Creatures of the Deep
Episode 4
53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A sea spider with long, extremely thin legs crawling on the ocean floor. Caption: (male narrator) This creature was found 2300 feet deep in the ocean.
Creatures of the Deep
Episode 5
54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An all-white octopus perched on a rock protruding from the ocean floor. Caption: ["Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven playing]
3 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of a shoreline with a person body surfing and more people on the beach. Caption: rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues
Danger Zone
Episode 1
2 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of a wave crashing on shore. Caption: Rip currents can form even in small waves,
Danger Zone
Episode 2
1 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Aerial view of apparently calm waves meeting the shore while a few people walk on the beach. Caption: make sure you know how to spot a rip current
Danger Zone
Episode 3
3 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of the white iridescent shell of a California floater mussel.
Deep Look
Season 7 / Ep 8
4 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Computer rendering of a starfish's tube feet, bending at an angle from the base of its leg, as if it's leaning forward on the ground.
Deep Look
Season 7 / Ep 18
4 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup of a sea slug crawling across a bright green plant. The slug has an elongated irregular body that is pale yellow with black tiger stripes.
Deep Look
Season 7 / Ep 19
4 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of two puffins, one with fish in its mouth. Caption: During that time, the pair spends
55 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A very large fish swims in the water with a school of smaller fish in the background. Caption: These gentle giants are goliath grouper --
3 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person holding a shell to their mouth. Caption: Our forefathers traveled the oceans far and wide,
Global Reef Expedition
Episode 4
25 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Curving "C" shaped island with sharply elevated sides. Caption: Now the Galapagos is again a scientific frontier
Global Reef Expedition
Episode 5
26 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Person in scuba gear with scientific equipment as seen from below. Caption: (man) I found out that the sharks on the reef were in trouble.
Global Reef Expedition
Episode 3
26 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Scuba diver swimming over a teeming coral reef. Caption: (man) it's almost like a small laboratory for us.
Global Reef Expedition
Episode 6
26 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Scuba diver swimming over a coral reef. Caption: I would go out every day and scuba dive on the reefs,
Global Reef Expedition
Episode 2
25 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Coral reef in foreground, plant life, swimming fish and sandy ocean floor in background. Caption: (Sherman) This is what a healthy reef should look like,
Global Reef Expedition
Episode 1
25 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A cast of horseshoe crab in the swampy waters. Caption: The tail, or telson, acts like a rudder when swimming
15 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
An oceanic map. A scale shows a submarine diving below 3000 feet.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 5
10 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram illustrates a seal going to dine on a squid.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 3
8 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
lionfish. Caption: People buy them because they're beautiful fish.
13 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: It's Okay to Be Smart: How Ocean Currents (And How We Are Breaking Them)
It's Okay to Be Smart
Season 9 / Ep 5
12 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Kids Animal Adventure: Behind the Scenes at the Sea Life Aquarium!
5 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: Learn About Sharks: Fun Facts About Hammerhead Sharks!
5 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Boat in the water. Caption: Lobster boats are real workhorses.
33 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 6
Lionfish swimming in the ocean surrounded by smaller fish and plants. Caption: Lionfish in the Atlantic are here to stay.
2 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A bird floats underwater while a school of small fish swirl around it. A marlin approaches from below. Caption: and the frenzy intensifies as marlin compete
The Living Oceans Series
Episode 3
20 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
Cartoon of a bright yellow seahorse and a shark swimming in a brightly colored coral reef. Caption: You are so good at hiding in that colorful coral reef!
Marvie
Episode 10
2 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 2
Illustration of water with an arrow indicating a current moving through the water parallel to the surface. Caption: There are two types of marine currents.
Moko
Episode 24
5 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of a river and tree partially obscured by grayish-white thin clouds. Caption: When we can see through the cloud, we call it a mist.
Moko
Episode 10
5 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of brightly colored coral and plant life with tropical fish swimming through it. Caption: Coral reefs look like giant, underwater gardens
Moko
Episode 22
5 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of water with a circular shape outlined beneath the surface. Caption: (narrator) Blue holes are deep, underwater wells.
Moko
Episode 26
5 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Illustration of water against a curved shoreline. Caption: The tides vary in strength in different places on Earth.
Moko
Episode 49
5 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5
Window into a large fish aquarium at the John G. Shedd Aquarium. Several different types of fish swim by, including 2 that are shiny silver, tall, and thin, and have squared-off foreheads.
Museum Access
Season 1 / Ep 4
25 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: Nature Knows Best: Sharks
Nature Knows Best
Season 1 / Ep 9
22 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Recently Added
Still image from: Nature Knows Best: Under Sea Inspiration
Nature Knows Best
Season 1 / Ep 4
22 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A large number of fishes are swimming in the deep sea. Caption: Deep Sea. Extent, 42% of the earth’s surface. Average depth, 4000 meters. Temperature range, minus 1.9 to 4 degrees Celsius.
Nature's Microworlds
Season 1 / Ep 11
29 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A decaying log on the ocean floor. Caption: The creature feasts on wood that has sunk.
News of the Day
Episode 1
1 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A piece of coral with a hole in it, a spiral shell with a point, and a sponge. Caption: There are different tools for different "porpoises."
News of the Day
Episode 2
1 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of three round particles. Pyrite Particles. Caption: These tiny pyrite particles can travel a long distance away
News of the Day
Episode 3
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration of Antarctica with a current moving in an oval along one coast with branches moving out towards the rest of the ocean. Caption: Did you know there's a massive Southern Ocean current
News of the Day
Episode 5
1 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Close up of the upper half of a shrimp surrounded by plant life and nestled in some rocks. Caption: but each individual had its own unique voice.
News of the Day
Episode 6
1 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Ocean Animals for Kids
9 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
An Octopus holding on to a bottle. Caption: Each arm has upto 200 suckers.
9 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Beach at sunset with waves lapping on the shore. Caption: it nurtured life itself on this planet,
One Ocean
Episode 1
43 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Rows of large frozen fish on the ground with people walking between the rows. Caption: Almost all the world's catch ends up here.
One Ocean
Episode 2
43 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Mostly translucent animal with two wing-like structures and a tail. Caption: because from here down, creatures create their own.
One Ocean
Episode 3
44 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
School of small, silver fish. Caption: Creatures are on the move.
One Ocean
Episode 4
44 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Animal on the ocean floor with branch like tangled limbs. Caption: All these zooplankton are food for larger animals in the ocean.
11 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
The deck of an underwater ship covered in debris and rusted metal. Caption: the wreckage of the Titanic rests on the seafloor,
2 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A diagram illustrates that the sea shell habitats filters the water and protect the shoreline.
5 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A beach. Caption: (Dabiri) we're very interested in how the ocean works.
Science Nation
Episode 253
3 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Coral with a patch of color and the rest white. Caption: and it can kill multiple species of corals.
Science Nation
Episode 33
3 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Green, rolling grasses. Caption: marshes like this one seem fated to shrink.
Science Nation
Episode 19
3 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Three researchers in parkas with equipment on a sheet of ice. Caption: and a team are here to study algae,
Science Nation
Episode 24
3 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A large warehouse with a sloping roof. Caption: (narrator) At the Center for Aerosol Impacts
Science Nation
Episode 15
3 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Sea Animals for Kids: Exploring the Animals at the Sea Life Aquarium!
6 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Illustration of a coral reef with other sea life swimming above. Caption: A coral reef sparkles on the ocean floor.
9 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: K - 3
Still image from: Sea Turtle Adventure! All About Sea Turtles!
4 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
A group of fish swimming together. Caption: of a submerged mountain forming enormous schools.
The Living Oceans Series
Episode 4
20 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
Illustration of a person standing on the shoreline next to a squid with a body larger than the person is tall. Caption: had just found a giant squid, and would I be interested?
Shelf Life
Season 1 / Ep 8
6 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An orange starfish and orange anemone. Caption: the battle and the anemone rises to defend itself.
The Living Oceans Series
Episode 5
21 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
Coral with an inset magnification showing overlapping small red dots. Caption: The color of the coral reflects millions of tiny algae
Super Corals
Episode 2
3 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Coral of various shapes and a range of colors. Caption: and these are the corals we call "super corals."
Super Corals
Episode 1
4 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person swimming over a coral reef in shallow water. Caption: of biology that exists on the coral reef.
Super Corals
Episode 3
3 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A bright yellow fish with white stripes. Caption: to probe for worms, crabs and other hidden prey.
The Living Oceans Series
Episode 6
20 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
Coral with branching limbs growing from the sea floor. Caption: Soft coral don't form large, rocklike reefs.
22 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 9
Crab with red legs and a darker body. Caption: Most of the year, the red crabs live in their burrows inland.
16 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
A pencil sketch of a fish with wing like fins, and a tail. On screen text, Jenny Hanivers. Caption: and became known as Jenny Hannivers,
The Brain Scoop
Episode 69
1 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
The skull of the bottleneck dolphins is displayed on a table. Caption: Bottlenose dolphins have echolocation as well,
The Brain Scoop
Episode 65
10 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A small crustacean with a narrow body and long tendrils. Caption: How much do we know about it?
2 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A large orange fish swimming in a reef. Caption: making sure that he is well groomed and ready.
The Living Oceans Series
Episode 9
21 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 10
A gray whale is surfing in the ocean. Caption: It is here that they begin and end the longest migration.
2 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two sea mammals swimming side by side. Caption: Her newborn calf sleeps snugly by her side.
The Living Oceans Series
Episode 7
21 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
People inside the magic school bus with a giant fish opening its mouth to swallow them visible through the window outside. Caption: And what eats little fish, like anchovies?
The Magic School Bus
Season 1 / Ep 104
25 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Students from the magic school bus underwater as mussels. Caption: (Ms. Frizzle) Now that you're mussels, act like mussels.
The Magic School Bus
Season 4 / Ep 403
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
Student from the magic school bus underwater in scuba gear. Caption: Now let's clean up this place.
The Magic School Bus
Season 4 / Ep 413
25 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 6
A glimpse of sunlight from under the deep waters. Caption: is the furthest that sunlight can penetrate the ocean.
2 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: The Oceans
8 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Still image from: The Outsiders Club: Cavern Hiking and Aquarium Adventure
The Outsiders Club
Season 2 / Ep 6
21 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Still image from: The Outsiders Club: Cavern Hiking and Aquarium Adventure (Spanish)
The Outsiders Club (Spanish)
Season 2 / Ep 6
21 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Line of horseshoe crabs on the sea floor. Caption: where thousands come ashore during the full moon
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 2
1 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Line of horseshoe crabs on the beach. Caption: Horseshoe crabs are super helpful.
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 1
1 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A woman walking on a board walk. Caption: I am a research scientist by trade.
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 5
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
View of Earth from space. Caption: for the thermohaline circulation system.
The Science of Climate
Episode 4
6 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Closely spaced plants growing toward the water's surface. Caption: They grow in dense groupings, much like a forest on land.
3 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
White background with gray grid lines. Title text in teal reads, "The electromagnetic spectrum." Underneath is a black line with waves getting tighter to the right, and a rainbow called, "visible light," highlighting a small portion of the line.
Untold
Episode 5
11 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Blue sea anemones with a small orange fish inside it. Caption: Other animals use anemone venom for defense in less subtle ways.
The Living Oceans Series
Episode 8
20 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
Evergreen trees but up against a rocky shoreline. Caption: The area along the shoreline is rich with life.
20 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 10
White fish with black spots and yellow and black fins swims near the ocean floor. Caption: It can be found in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
Weird Animals
Episode 1
54 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Tubular spiny animal in various colors. Caption: There are thousands of different species.
Weird Animals
Episode 4
53 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
White foaming waves crash on a rocky shore. Caption: Their activity ebbs and flows with the tides.
26 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 8
Pink and yellow plant with branching limbs. Caption: We're discovering that life is much more creative
Wild Chronicles
Season 3 / Ep 329
4 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Awesome Planet: Apex Predators
Xploration Awesome Planet
Season 6 / Ep 1
22 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Awesome Planet: Farmers
Xploration Awesome Planet
Season 4 / Ep 12
22 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Awesome Planet: Science on the Reef
Xploration Awesome Planet
Season 4 / Ep 3
22 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Awesome Planet: Student Explorer (Season 4)
Xploration Awesome Planet
Season 4 / Ep 6
22 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Still image from: Xploration Awesome Planet: Student Explorer 2020
Xploration Awesome Planet
Season 6 / Ep 3
22 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12