Ocean ecosystems constitute more than 70% of the Earth’s surface area, and these massive watery habitats are home to some of the smallest organisms on the planet.  These abundant microscopic organisms influence climate through the production and consumption of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide ( CO2).
Since 1988, the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT) program has studied the open ocean waters of the subtropical North Pacific Ocean, one of Earth’s largest ecosystems. More than 25 years of monthly HOT program observations have yielded numerous discoveries on the importance of microorganisms in sustaining Earth’s habitability, including the role these organisms play in the production of oxygen and consumption of  CO2 through photosynthesis. HOT measurements also highlight steady increases in ocean CO2 concentrations and seawater acidity in response to human-derived atmospheric  CO2. Such time series observations are necessary for helping to build understanding of how changes in Earth’s climate are influencing marine life.
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BioTech Activities

Teacher and Students ready lessons in Biotech, from BioTech Project.    
Dec 15, 2015, 2:23 PM
Lab and Field Safety lesson

      Dec 11, 2014, 12:55 AM  
Mangrove Kaelepulu Lesson.docx
A good activity to help students read data to make decisions, the data is real and student collected.     Jan 23, 2015, 3:46 PM  
NOAA Data Resources for Teachers

Classroom ready, student friendly realtime and historical environmental data     Dec 4, 2015, 1:58 PM  
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PACIOOS Water Quality Data

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