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Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

Underwater World for Kids Series

Oceans are incredible and incredibly important! They cover 71% of the Earth's surface and contain 97% of our planet's water; they play a vital role in climate and weather; they are key to transportation and recreation, and they certainly may hold cures to many diseases, especially since more than 95% of the underwater Click for more

Episode 13: Aquariums, Preserving Coral Reefs, Buoyancy

Episode 13: Aquariums, Preserving Coral Reefs, Buoyancy

Aquariums are a great place to learn more about ocean dwellers and the ocean in general, but don't think of Aquariums as just a place to see underwater critters; many of these organizations also carry out research which helps us understand the animals much better. Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is one such special place that offers enjoyment and knowledge. For divers, there are few places on Earth that compare to the thrills, sights and amazing wonders of a coral reef; the spectacular beauty of tropical coral gardens and the revelation of a world teeming with life are just a couple of reasons why this activity is so popular. Coral reefs are vital structures defending islands and coastal cities against damaging storms, waves and erosion; they are also important tourist attractions due to scuba diving and snorkeling tours. We need to respect our coral reefs and projects such as Project AWARE is dedicated to conserving underwater environments. Lastly, the PADI Seal team learns about buoyancy in the water. 2013 IJSC 30 min.

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