Marine Science Video Series (*In-Class Only* Assignments)
The Marine Science Video Series is a series of videos shared in class to help students tie together concepts taught during each model's lessons. These assignments are only available for students to complete in class for an extra grade. If they are not completed in class, during class time the assignment is excused.
South Pacific: Ocean of Volcanoes
Episode Summary: Witness the birth, growth and death of an island in the greatest ocean on Earth. Millions of years are condensed into an hour revealing unforgettable images of an erupting underwater volcano; rivers of lava exploding below the waves; roads and houses buried by molten rivers of rock. From these violent beginnings emerge coral reefs of unparalleled richness, supporting large groups of grey reef sharks and giant manta rays. The rising lands of the South Pacific have also given life to some very strange creatures, from the vampire bug that thrives in tropical snow, to the megapode, a bird that uses volcanic springs to incubate its eggs; and vast swarms of jellyfish trapped forever by a coral mountain.