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Northeast Marine Introduces Species (NEMIS)
This web site identifies species of concern and the pathways by which they are introduced to the Northeast U.S. The site also describes how you can get involved in volunteer monitoring of marine introduced species.

Sea Perch
This program teaches students how to build and use a Sea Perch - a simple, remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) made from PVC pipe and other inexpensive, easily available materials.

Federal Funding Opportunities
Find and apply for federal government grants, including those available through Sea Grant and NOAA.

Interactive Tsunami Guide
While tsunamis can neither be prevented nor precisely predicted, lpeople educated about particular warning signs can save their own lives and the lives of others. Learn about tsunamis, related research, and tips on how to prepare and survive a tsunami at this interactive site.

National Marine Debris Education Effort
Marine debris is an ongoing problem worldwide. The average American discards 4.5 pounds of trash daily including glass bottles that can take 1 million years to break down, aluminum cans that take from 80 to 200 years, and plastic bags that take 10 to 20 years to degrade. This effort is part of a multi-agency national campaign to provide the general public, as well as avid beachgoers, boaters, fishermen, students and educators with information on the impacts of marine debris and how they can become a part of the solution to reduce debris in the environment.

Student Opportunities
The NOAA Office of Education offers an Educational Student Opportunities website that provides information on scholarships, internships, and fellowships that are available through NOAA. The Special Opportunities section contains student opportunities categorized by geographic location, underrepresented communities, and opportunities for students with disabilities.

Water Quality Trading Program Maps
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers two water-quality trading maps that show where water-quality trading occurs in the United States. One map displays trading programs that have traded at least once, as well as state-level trading programs. The second map shows trading programs that received EPA funding.

Right Whale Listening Network
North Atlantic right whales living along the East Coast face the danger of colliding with large ships, but now listening buoys are helping mariners avoid these endangered animals. This website provides near-real-time information about the presence of right whales in Boston shipping lanes and other interesting tools and facts.

Jigsaw Puzzles
Take a break and have some fun with online jigsaw puzzles from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Puzzles cover a variety of topics including comb jellies, the submersible Alvin, coral, and more.