Science Links


"The ALL Species Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the complete inventory of all species of life on Earth within the next 25 years - a human generation. "


American Institute of Physics:Science Reports sorted by title This site gives some good answers to your questions


Animals4ever  World's most interactive Zoological site made by and for you.:  Animals4ever is a non profit organisation with the aim to promote natural sciences and the "first arts".   Its main goal is to fill the gap between the scientific community and the public.  Providing tools for both of them, such as this website, is one of its topics.  Animals4ever is based in Belgium.


Animal Omnibus:  “While searching the web for animal information, we realized that a child looking for an animal might have a hard time finding it. The Animal Omnibus is a list of web sources indexed by the name of the animal…” Brought to you by the Birmingham Zoo Animal sights, sounds and even Teacher’s Lesson Plans in Science


Arctic Science Journeys: 1999 Radio Transcripts of these expeditions. 


Bill Nye the Science Guy:  Science goodies, Ask Bill, Teacher’s lounge, Online labs and much more. 


Biological Sciences Database - Marine Biology: "The DELTA Collaborative Multimedia Database Project is designed to provide faculty and students with access to a rich diversity of digital instructional materials (DIM) for self study and for use by faculty in developing courseware and electronic presentations for instructional purposes. "


Biology Learning Center - Online Science Courses: Online courses in fish biology, fish ecology, marine ecology, coral reefs, dolphins, and more.


Bioluminescence in Krill and Other Deep Sea Creatures for Kids! "We can derive a basic understanding of the word “bioluminescence” by breaking it down into two parts. “Bio” refers to a living thing while “luminescence” is an emission of light...."


Birdwatching.Com - About Wild Birds and Birding. FAQs, Resources,Video clips, Stories, Software, Online Store and much more 


Charles Darwin Research Station - Galapagos: This is the homepage of the Charles Darwin Research Station, located in the Galapagos Archipelago. Read papers about ongoing research at the station. Or you can learn about ongoing conservation projects for the giant tortoise, land iguanas, and the dark-rumped petrel.


Cladistics: A method of classification of animals and plants on the basis of those shared derived characteristics that were not present in their distant ancestors (synapomorphies) which are assumed to indicate common ancestry. It uses strict monophyly as the only criterion for grouping related species. 


The Cretaceous Extinction: ... included planktonic foraminifera, calcareous nannoplankton, diatoms, dinoflagellates, brachiopods, molluscs, echinoids, and fish. …”Following the Permian mass extinction, life was abundant but there was a low diversity of species. However, through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous, major faunal radiations resulted in a large number of new species and forms. New terrestrial fauna that made their first appearance in the Triassic included the dinosaurs, mammals, pterosaurs (flying reptiles), amphibians (including frogs and turtles). In addition, the first birds appeared in the Jurassic. Among the terrestrial flora, the gymnosperms of the Permian remained dominant until the evolution of the angiosperms (flowering plants) in the Cretaceous. In the Cretaceous there was also major radiations occurring in several established groups including the marine reptiles, rudist bivalves, ammonoids, belemnoids, and scleractinian corals. Bivalves, and brachiopods. Marine groups that were present but did not undergo major evolutionary expansion in the period included the gastropods,bryozoans, crinoids, sea urchins, and sponges 


DEEP-SEA Pages: Paul H. Yancey, Ph.D.: "These pages contain pictures, links and information on deep sea habitats and animals, with details on our studies."
Offers real-life non-fiction entertainment covering nature, science and technology, history, and world exploration.


The DEEPSEA Research Newsgroup exists to serve as an electronic forum for the world's community of deep-sea and hydrothermal vent/seep biologists, oceanographers, and geologists. Frequent uses of DEEPSEA include searches for specialist literature or opinion, specimen exchange, technical discussions, and general discussions about deep-sea marine biology and geology. As of December 1995, DEEPSEA had over 600 members representing more than 35 countries. 


Earth Island Institute: "Welcome to Earth Island's home on the web. This site provides in-depth information and resources from our project network, award-winning journalism from the Earth Island Journal, and tools to address the environmental challenges we face."


Education Planet The K-12 education Web guide has links to help teachers, students and parents find quality educational resources, Science Sections: Science: Earth, Life, Physical. This is only a fraction of the subjects available. TEACHERS!!! This is a must site for you.   The complete guide to over 4,800 North American plants and animals, with detailed descriptions and photographs.

Zoom School is an on-line elementary school classroom with lessons in geography, biology, language arts, and early childhood activities.


Endangered Species: US Fish and Wildlife Program


Fossils: University of California Berkeley: Museum of Paleontology : Educational resources on geologic time, diversity of life through time, evolution and more. They also have catalogues, collections. upcoming events and pages galore to explore. 


GryFinN: (Grid Physics Network)
The Challenge: Data-Intensive Science and Virtual Data: The GriPhyN (Grid Physics Network) collaboration is a team of experimental physicists and information technology (IT) researchers who plan to implement the first Petabyte-scale computational environments for data intensive science in the 21st century.  


HotAIR: - Rare and well-done tidbits from the Annals of Improbable Research: The Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) is the humor magazine of science, medicine, and technology. AIR is known for (a) funny genuine science; (b) deadpan satire; and (c) the Ig Nobel Prizes. Many scientists, doctors, and engineers tell us that AIR is the only journal  


Kimball’s Biology Pages: “Although some of this information has been drawn from the sixth edition of the author's text Biology published in 1994 by Wm. C. Brown, every effort has been made to adapt the material to the opportunities provided by an online text:” 


Kingdoms Project: The Kingdoms Project's Natural Sciences Databases will be organized into various directories. Two major types of these directories exist, the kingdom-based directories and other types of directories. This is a collaboration of the Illinois State Academy of Science, the Illinois State Museum, and the Weizmann Institute of Science


Life, The Universe and Everything site.Life, the Universe, and Everything is changing -to....BiologyBase! Covering the world!'


Mad Scientist Network: "Welcome to the laboratory that never sleeps! MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. For good measure we provide a variety of oddities and other ends as well."

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Marine Biological Institute: The oldest private marine laboratory in the western hemisphere, the Marine Biological Laboratory was founded in 1888 as an independent institution for teaching and research.


Marine Biology WEB MBWEB is an educational resource for marine biology students with reference lists organized by subject. Many other links are here including links to marine stations, tide information, and lots more! 


Marine:Learn About Marine Life: This site offers basic information on a variety of marine creatures, and plants. There are also accompanying photos.


Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) The organization that sponsors this website created it to be "the most comprehensive and easily used source of information about marine habitats, communities and species around Britain and Ireland." There are information and photos available for many different species of marine life. The site is designed to "provide a structure for linking available data on marine life around Britain and Ireland."


Marine; The Ocean of Know: "Our World Wide Web site is an on-line biology lab and lesson plan, where tele-students can read about a topic and then participate in scientific experiments. Tele-students can also dial into Mote Marine Laboratories in Florida, for a live ISDN video link. "


Marine Picture Book:by Boris Masis: Welcome to the Online Marine Picture Book! "This picture book will teach you about Rocky Shore Plants and Animals particularly in the intertidal zone..."


Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera Image Gallery: Contains more than 57,500 Images! Welcome to the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) Image Gallery! This site contains the pictures of Mars acquired by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) orbiter through February 2000.  


Microsoft Terraserver: Get Free Satellite Imagery Of Virtually Any Locality 


The Monterey Bay Aquarium home page:  


NASA: All sorts of interesting facts about space travel, and you can sign up for an "updates" newsletter that tells you what is going on behind the scenes in man's exploration of space. This site is great for all ages!

National Audubon Society(NAS): Kids and Education Page  The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society is named for John James Audubon (1785-1851), famed ornithologist, explorer, and wildlife artist.
RandomHouse NAS Guides 


National Center for Biotechnology Information:  Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease. 


National Home Page


National Wildlife Federation:


Natural Perspective: “This site is dedicated to the beauty and science of nature and to the joys nature brings to those who explore it. The joy of seeing "familiar faces" everywhere; the invigoration a nature walk brings to both body and soul; the beauty and diversity of our Earthly co-habitants; and the pleasure of eating something found along the way.”  


Nature International Weekly Journal of Science and now with a daily science and nature online update 


Nature Serve: an online encyclopedia of life: a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada. NatureServe provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe is a product of the Association for Biodiversity Information in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
Search Name Criteria - All Species, Species - Informal Names  


New Enjoy this weekly science and technology news. They also have a searchable data base and an online subscription to their magazine. Be sure to check out their various pages; such as:


Newton’s Apple:  Public TV's Family Science Show; GET YOUR HANDS ON SCIENCE!


Ocean Animals: Reference information about a host of sea creatures including killer whales, eagle rays, common puffins, harbour porpoises, coral reef animals, and estuary and coastal water animals. An illustration of each animal is accompanied by details of their class, order, size, family, scientific name, range, diet, conservation status, and habitat. General facts about sea turtles and invertebrates such as sponges, molluscs, echinoderms, and cnidarians are also offered.    Author: Evergreen Project 


OceanLink   Packed with information this site originates in Canada and is a good resource for anyone with an interest in the marine world. News, Ecology, Student Resources, Careers, Ask a Scientist, Explore the World of Underwater Sound, and many more fascinating areas to explore on this GREAT SITE! 


PaleoMap Project: Christopher R. Scotese: "The goal of the PALEOMAP Project is to illustrate the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years…"
Some GREAT animations and teaching aids here. 


PBS Online


Rain Forests:




The Saturday Scientist: Read articles such as:


Science Magazine:


Scientific American: Science News Magazine: Article Search Page 


Sea World Animal Information Database: Sea World /Busch Gardens: See the wondrous world of marine animals when you go sightswimming at Sea World online. Animal resources, educational programs, lesson plans for teachers and marine career information can all be found here. You can even take a field trip without ever leaving home! The sights and sounds are definitely worth a visit!


Studyweb: Marine Biology: Set of annotated links to research papers, course materials and other educational resources relevant to marine biology, including whales, dolphins, fish and sharks, coral reefs, crustaceans, molluscs and echinoderms and shore life. 


Think Quest: "ThinkQuest is a global network of students, teachers, parents and technologists dedicated to exploring youth-centered learning on the Net. "


The Tide Pool Page: "The systems created where the land meets the sea are some of the most beautiful and diverse on our planet. Tide pools are one such community, created where rocky shores are covered and uncovered daily by the ocean. Organisms that have made this area their home must be well adapted to adjust to the drastic changes in environment that come with the changing of tides each day. This web page is devoted to the type of tide pool found in the Pacific Northwest, specifically of the Oregon coast."


The Tree of Life Home Page: A multi-authored, distributed Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity: David R. Maddison, University of Arizona; Coordinator and Editor 


Try is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it's for everyone! That's why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself. 


UCMP Web Lift to Taxa or Older version of Web lift: UCMP Berkeley:



US Geologic Survey: Science for a changing world: A Tapestry of Time and Terrain: The Union of Two Maps - Geology and Topography 


The Virtual Silurian Reef : A distance-learning project of the MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM,: "During the Silurian Period in earth history, 425 million years ago, when much of North America was covered by a shallow, tropical sea, reefs flourished in the area now occupied by Wisconsin and Illinois. This site uses these reefs as a vehicle for students to learn general principles, local details, and environmental significance of the study of the ancient past..." 


Volcano World: includes current eruptions, world volcano listings by region, and images.


Welcome to the Sequence Monkey Home Page! FREE downloadable software
    You are tired of the tedious chore of compiling individual DNA or amino acid sequences into formats appropriate for PAUP, MacClade, MacVector, or Clustal.
    You are looking for a faster interface for conversion among multi-sequence alignment formats?
    You are fed-up with too-inflexible software applications that crash with the slightest misstep?
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Welcome to the Earth Life Web: A Great online type encyclopedia
"The Earth Life Web is a web site dedicated to supplying you with all the information you want about life on this planet. In short it is an encyclopedia of life on earth.
It is now, and perhaps will always be, 'under construction'. There is a lot of life on planet earth so it will take some time to get it all written, just typing out the names of all the species would take me over 10 years. I have no intention of trying to do that, but even so there is a lot to write, so please be patient. ".


Windows to the Universe: Welcome to Windows to the Universe! Our purpose is to develop a fun and different Web site about the Earth and Space sciences. Windows to the Universe is graphics intensive!
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