Resources for Educators and the Public

Resources for Educators and the Public
The first Census of Marine Life reported its findings of its ten-year investigation of diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life on October 4, 2010.  Those results and a decade of resources can be found on this website.  The following is an outline of what you might find and where.  Should you have any further questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Darlene Crist or Kristen Yarincik.

About the Census -- A summary of how the Census was structured, its scientific framework, sponsors, and links to learn more.

FAQ - Answers to frequently asked questions about the Census.

Videos and images
Galleries- The Census created a wide selection of short videos. Census scientists and photographers also contributed images which can be viewed in a flash gallery. Some images are available for download at
Music Video - View and download a music video, Look to the Sea, inspired by the Census of Marine Life.
Ocean Life Screensaver - Download a screensaver showcasing some of the best photography of the Census. Available in Windows or Mac formats.

Maps and Visualizations
Ocean Life Map
- A new map of ocean life produced in conjunction with National Geographic.
The World of the Census - A spinning, interactive exploration of Census discoveries.
The Census on Google Earth - Describes Census of Marine Life findings in the ocean layer of Google Earth.

Investigating Marine Life - A web site illustrating the Census of Marine Life research programs and technology.

Census in the Arts Artwork inspired by the research of Census scientists.

Books and Reports
Science books links to a number of books that describe the Census findings.
Popular bookslinks to a number of books about the Census of Marine Life for general audiences.
Reports Archive – Download PDF versions of the annual Highlights Reports, Draft Plan, and Project Annual Reports.

Global Marine Life Database - The Ocean Biogeographic Information System allows users to search marine species datasets from all the world's oceans.

News Coverage Archive - Selected articles from the world press highlighting Census research.