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All links valid as of July 7, 1999.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
This venerable research facility boasts a site packed with information, from a video and animation gallery to a weekly calendar of events and lectures.

U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard's extensive site includes facts, history, images, and much more.

Neptune's Web
An underwater classroom for teachers, students, or anyone else interested in the deep.

Typhoon Home Page
All about typhoons, from causes to death tolls, from Carlinville Middle School in Illinois.

Tsunami Data at NGDC
A database including information on every tsunami to occur from 49 B.C.E. to the present. Maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Under the Oregon Coast: An Underseas Adventure
Travel with The Alvin, a research submersible, on its underwater journey from Oregon to Alaska.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, displays deck plans of several research vessels, plus an interactive tour.

Center for Coastal Studies
Look here for data from the Center of Coastal Studies' many experiments concerning waves, currents, tides, marine archaeology, and more.

NOVA Online: Shark Attack!
All about the enigmatic shark, from diagrams of different species to information on the first shark relatives to roam the seas.

National Ocean Service
A Map Finder service, news on oil and chemical spills, aeronautical information, and tidal charts supply nearly anything a curious visitor would want to know about the current state of the ocean.

Tsunami Research Program
A guide to these terrifying waves: modeling, simulations, reporting, and real-time data from research stations.

Project NOPP Drifters
The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) collects data from the drifting buoys it deploys. Includes a guide to building your own drifter.

National Weather Service
What are the latest weather conditions in your region? To find out, search this site's Internet Weather Source, which provides worldwide weather conditions for the past 24 hours.

Hurricane Hunters
Take a cyberflight into a hurricane with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as the Hurricane Hunters. Learn how a typical Hurricane Hunter flight is conducted, from the first briefing, through the trip into the eye of the storm, and the return to base.

Ocean Planet/Smithsonian
This extensive online exhibition, created by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Smithsonian's Environmental Awareness Program, teaches users about the environmental issues affecting the health of the world's oceans.

The site provides useful information about how tsunamis are generated and spread, the warning system used to inform people of an impending tsunami attack, and tips on how to survive a tsunami.

El Niño
Basic information about El Niño is augmented with maps and graphics on the impact of El Niño on the sea surface temperatures and global weather.

El Niño theme page
A comprehensive site about El Niño that includes real-time satellite data of ocean temperatures, links to research on the global impacts of El Niño, climate predictions, as well as 3-D animations of El Niño.

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