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Recommended Resources

Winter 2012 Meet the Sea!

DEC Web Pages

Whales of New York (PDF) by Eileen Stegemann and Bill Fonda (Conservationist, August 2010)

Giants at Our Feet: New York's Horseshoe Crabs (PDF) by Lee Roscoe and Eileen Stegemann (Conservationist, June 2011)

Seahorses: Long Island's Fish Oddities (PDF) by Christopher Paparo (Conservationist, August 2011)

Teaching About the Hudson River

Marine Life

Color Brochures and Poster of NY Natural Resources

DEC-TV Online Videos

"Fishing for Bluefish"

"I Fish NY"

"Urban Fishing in New York"

Web Resources

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administraion

National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Estuary Education

Education Resources on Marine Life

National Ocean Service Education

Fisheries' Office of Protected Resources For Kids

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's Students for the Environment

EPA's water-education resources for teachers and students

EPA's Marine Ecosystems web page

New York Sea Grant's resources for teachers and students

New York State Marine Education Association

Riverhead Foundation for Marine Preservation and Research

Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island

Long Island Sound Study (curriculum for teaching about Long Island Sound in the classroom or by the shore)

Ocean Literacy

The Bridge, marine education resources

National Marine Educators Association

The River Project (with links to underwater video of the Hudson River at New York City)

Print Resources

Diving Into Oceans ed. Judy Braus (Ranger Rick's Nature Scope, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, DC, 1997)
Seals: Winter Visitors to New York Waters by Eileen Gerle (Conservationist, December 1999)
New York's Estuaries by Steve Stanne (Conservationist, August 2003)
Earth's Oceans by Lesley McFadzean (Discovery Edition, Sydney, Australia, 2011)
A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife by Noble Proctor and Patrick Lynch (Yale University Press, New Haven, CT 2005)
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole (Scholastic Inc., New York, 1992)
The Naturalist's Guide to the Atlantic Seashore by Scott Shumway (Falcon Guides, Guilford, CT, 2008)
Oceans by Andy Williams (Crabtree Publishing Company, New York, 2002)