Deep Coral Communities Curriculum

photo of collage of deep coral sea life

Deep-sea coral communities, like the ones found in the national marine sanctuaries of the West Coast, are home to many diverse species. This curriculum takes students into the deep sea to identify the soft corals, hard corals, invertebrates and fish found in these communities and to investigate the unique biology of deep-sea corals. Learn the threats these animals face and what we can do help protect them.

Teacher Materials


Channel Island Transects

Cordell Bank Transects

Greater Farallones Transects

Monterey Bay Transects

Olympic Coast Transects

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