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The Ocean Agency


K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College


Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Type

  • Artwork

Regional Focus


Ocean Image Bank

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  • This resource is a searchable database of ocean images, which includes photographs that detail ocean life, coral bleaching, people and the ocean, litter, ocean animals, and much more. 
  • Students can see firsthand many parts of the ocean that are normally not accessible to them. 
Teaching Tips


  • This resource is great for learners at all levels and can be applied to any class learning about aspects of the oceans. 
  • Students will be engaged by the beautiful images and searchability of the image bank. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have some knowledge of ocean habitats and the impacts climate change is having on the oceans. 


  • Due to the nature of this resource, it can be utilized in any class that is discussing any aspect of ocean life, including science, social studies, language arts, health, and art. 
  • This resource is an excellent tool for students to begin or supplement a research project about the ocean.
  • For younger students, they may find an image that interests them to start their investigation.
  • Older students may seek out an image about a topic they would like to learn more about.
Scientist Notes
The resource features photographs of marine resources to represent the state of the ocean and its biodiversity. This would inspire conservation action and build student's interests in oceanography. The resource is suggested as a teaching aid.
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