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Ocean Life

Coral community at Norman Reef
Diverse coral community at Norman Reef in the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Rebecca Jackson, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

What kind of plants and animals live in our ocean? Why is the life we see in a warm sea like the Indian Ocean different from what we see in a cold sea like the North Atlantic?

In this activity you and your students will:

  • Look at the environment of the northern North Atlantic and northern Indian Ocean.
  • Look at some typical animals of each ocean.
  • Look at the differences and similarities between these fauna and relate them to the environmental differences.
  • Optional: Take it further by exploring the effects of climate change on life in our oceans.

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This activity is part of a set of resources about the oceans of the world, developed in partnership with DP World, a leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics.

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