Bibliography and Resources
If you would like to show your students a preserved bidarki specimen, they are available at Ward's Science. Product number 687002.
Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch has seafood guides to help consumers make choices that are good for them and also good for the ocean.
Popcorn Scarcity is an activity that further explores what happens when people compete for finite resources.
NOAA's Fisheries Feature: Bycatch has a wealth of information.
U.S. and International Seabird Bycatch Reduction Efforts has many links to sources of information.
Seabirds and Longlines information and reports.
Game of Life. Topic: overfishing, sustainable seafood.
- Altered Oceans is a 5 part series. Part four is about plastics in the ocean and is very interesting.
- Algalita Marine Research Foundation
A preview of the video "Pelagic Plastics" is available online and is well done.
Read about the Fur Seal Disentagnlement Project in the Pribilof Islands.
Plastics and Marine Life:You Are What you Eat: is a PBS, Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventure activity to help students find out the ways marine life can be affected by plastics.
Survey Data Sheets
- CoastWalk Checklist from the Center for Alaska Coastal Studies.
- International Coastal Cleanup Data Card from the Ocean Conservancy.
Ocean Conservancy has information about issues, events, and activities related to the ocean and the health of the ocean.
What's the Story on Oil Spills? has some alarming facts about oil spills
Kids’ Pages on oil in the sea
Student Activity: Cleaning up an Oil Spill
Prince William’s Oily Mess: A Tale of Recovery
Environmental Literacy Council information on oil spills.
Ocean Change Initiative information about impacts on the ocean.
Alaska Sea Grant and CACS. 2004. Life on the Beach: Among Friends and Anemones. Intertidal ecology and beach etiquette. 20 min.
PBS. The Shape of Life . Eight-part series, each focused on a different marine invertebrate phylum and body plan. Available as two-DVD set.
Rodger Jackman Production. 1998. Life at the Edge of the Sea. Thirteen/WNET, New York. 55 min.
Marine Invertebrate Identification Guides
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. 1999. Who's Who in the Intertidal Zone? An Atlas for Peterson Bay Field Station.
Harbo, Rick. 1999. Whelks to Whales. Harbour Publishing Co. 248 pp.
Kozloff, Eugene. 2003. Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast. University of Washington Press.
O’Clair, R.M., and C.E. O’Clair. 1998. Southeast Alaska’s Rocky Shores: Animals. Plant Press, Auke Bay, Alaska. 562 pp.
O’Clair, R.M., S.C. Lindstrom, and I.R. Brodo.1996. Southeast Alaska’s Rocky Shores: Seaweeds and Lichens. Plant Press, Auke Bay, Alaska. 152 pp.
Ricketts, E.F., J. Calvin, and J.W. Hedgpeth. 1985. Between Pacific Tides. Revised by D.W. Phillips. Fifth Edition. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. 652 pp.
Bidarki Story References
Salomon, A.K. 2006. Investigating the relative roles of natural factors and shoreline harvest in altering the community structure, dynamics and diversity of the Kenai Peninsula’s rocky intertidal. Final report, GEM Project 030647, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Anchorage, Alaska. http://www.evostc.state.ak.us/Files.cfm?doc=/Store/Final_Reports/532pdf&
Salomon, A.K, N.M. Tanape Sr., and H.P. Huntington. 2007. Serial depletion of marine invertebrates leads to the decline of a strongly interacting grazer. Ecological Applications 17(6):1752-1770.
Salomon, A.K., and L. Williams. 2007. Effects of chiton depletion and traditional ecological knowledge. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, July 2007, pp. 247-249.