Selected Web sites compiled by Amy Prendergast, Reference Librarian, Science and Technology Bibliographer


Careers & Jobs in Marine Biology & Oceanography
EurekAlert! Marine Science Portal : Multimedia gallery and links to marine science online resources.
International Tsunami Information Center
Marine Realms Information Bank : Searchable database of information on ocean, lake, and coastal environments.
MarineBio : Searchable resource for marine biology.
NASA Oceanography
NOAA Home Page: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Ocean Explorer : Describes NOAA's exploration projects with narratives, videos, slideshows, lesson plans, career info.
Ocean Climate Laboratory Products : Online data from the World Ocean Atlas and the International Ocean Atlas series.
OceanPortal : High-level directory of Ocean Data and Information related web sites.
UN Atlas of the Oceans
US DOC/NOAA/National Oceanographic Data Center
WINDandSEA : A topically arranged locator for internet resources in atmospheric and oceanic sciences.


Coastal and Marine Geology Program : Includes access to the Interactive Map Server and an online resource locator.
Ocean and Coastal Resource Management : A NOAA office.
NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
NOAA Coastal Ocean Program
NOAA Coastal Services Center
NOAA Photo Library : Includes images of coasts, islands, and coral reefs.
The Coastal Engineering Page


American Rivers : Information on rivers, watersheds, dams, and related environmental issues.
Biodiversity and Conservation : A hypertext book on biological diversity.
Chemical Scorecard : Gives detailed information on polluting facilities and pollutants by state, county, or zip code.
Endangered Species Home Page : Includes a copy of the Endangered Species Act and listed species indexes and counts.
Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators Service
EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds : Information about oceans, coasts, estuaries, lakes, rivers and wetlands.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species : Includes a searchable database of species names, and threat and habitat types.
Los Alamos Environmental Science Research
National Environmental Directory : Searchable directory of environmental organizations - whole U.S. or by region.
National Library for the Environment from NCSE
National Wetlands Research Center Home Page
Southampton College Library: Environmental Resources on the Internet
StreamNet : Information on aquatic management and ecology, including a glossary, photographs and GIS data.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service World Wide Web Site
Water Resources of the United States : Includes hydrologic data and information.
World Environment Library : Contains full-text of publications on environmental topics. Includes a searchable index.
WQA Glossary of Terms : Water Quality Association browsable dictionary.

Fish & Fisheries

American Fisheries Society
AquaNIC:Aquaculture Network Information Center : Links to thousands of electronic aquaculture resources.
Catalog of Fishes : Search for scientific names of fish, literature references, and other info.
FishBase : Searchable database of names, information, pictures and references for over 28,000 fish species.
Freshwater and Marine Image Bank : Searchable database of images of fish, ocean exploration, fisheries, etc.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Office of Protected Resources : The OPR coordinates marine species protection, conservation and restoration for the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Marine Animals

American Elasmobranch Society : Society seeks to promote the study of sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras.
Census of Marine Life : 10 year initiative to assess and explain marine life in the oceans.
DUCKDATA : Bibliographic database of North American waterfowl.
Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America : Catalog for every species of marine animal known to have lived in the seas of tropical America over the past 24 million years.
WhaleNet at Wheelock College - Boston
Wild Whales : Reports of sightings of cetaceans, how to identify, types, soundfiles of whale songs, etc.

Coral Reefs

NOAA's Coral Reef Information System : Access to NOAA coral reef information and data products.
ReefGuardian International : Includes coral reef monitoring and assessment data.
ReefBase : Global information system on coral reefs.

Mobile/Alabama/Gulf Coast

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory - University of Southern Mississippi
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
Mobile Register Delta Project : A study of the Mobile River Delta.
Sierra Club Alabama


National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Dartmouth Flood Observatory
Historical Hurricane Tracks : Interactive mapping application that displays tracks from 150 years of Atlantic hurricanes.
Hurricane/Tropical Data
Storm Prediction Center
U.S. Coast Guard Storm Center : Storm preparedness information for boaters and links to other useful material.