Coral Reef NOAA
 
August 21, 2014  

Multimedia



This list of resources is not meant to be comprehensive. Photos and videos viewed at these sites may be subject to copyright. Before downloading ANY of these resources, please note the copyright information and usage rights associated with each resource. Make sure your usage falls within the guidelines provided by each Website and credit entities and individuals, as appropriate.

Photo Resources
Video Resources
Audio Resources

Photo Resources

2008 Coral Reef Educational Resources CD
This CD includes a compilation of educational resources, including photo slideshows.

Census of Marine Life Image Gallery
View images of species and habitats encountered during Census of Marine Life research activities.

Coral Reef Alliance Photobank
The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) has partnered with professional and amateur underwater photographers to create an extensive collection of beautiful coral reef images. Many of these images can be downloaded for complimentary use.

National Geographic Kids Coral Reefs Gallery
This small gallery is targeted towards children with informative captions.

The Nature Conservancy Coral Reef Image Gallery
View stunning pictures of coral reefs from The Nature Conservancy's gorgeous photography collection.

NOAA Aquarius Undersea Research Station Photo Archive

Aquarius is an underwater research station located in Key Largo, Florida. The linked page hosts images from Aquarius missions. Aquarius is a partnership between NOAA and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and has a slightly different image use policy than most other NOAA images.

NOAA Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment Biogeography Photo Database

NOAA's Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment provides searchable access to over 1000 high-resolution digital photographs of coral reef fish and reef habitat in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Users can search by location, date, common name, and taxonomic family, genus, or species.

NOAA Coral Kingdom Photo Library. The NOAA Photo Library includes high-resolution images of fish, invertebrates and scuba divers from Caribbean, Pacific and Red Sea coral reefs.

NOAA Coral Reef Information System Image and Video Collection
This collection is a list of web-based information provided by national and international organizations involved in coral reef activities and research. Entries include the web site title, a link to the web site, and a brief description of each organization and its involvement with coral reefs. Items in this collection are searchable with Quick Search and Advanced Search. While most of the collection is NOAA data, other organizations have also submitted imagery and video to this collection—follow all instructions for usage.

NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Image Slideshow of Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
This slideshow showcases images taken above and below water in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands during a research and conservation expedition in 2002. Images were taken by professional wildlife photographer, James Watt.

NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library. The National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library is an online vault where a comprehensive collection of select video clips and high-resolution still images from America's underwater treasures are securely stored and available for searchable access and download. Use key words to search for images and video of coral and associated organisms, or browse the collections from Fagatele Bay, the Florida Keys, Flower Garden Banks, Gray's Reef, Hawaiian Humpback Whale, and the NW Hawaiian Islands. Check back often; the collection is constantly growing.

Marine Photobank
The Marine Photobank is a program of SeaWeb and a leading visual resource that has galvanized people from all over the planet to collect, share and download marine photos, images and graphics that shed light on how humans have affected life in the ocean. Images found in this collection are free for non-commercial use, provided visitors follow copyright instructions provided with each image.

Reef Relief Image Archive
This portion of the Reef Relief site is designed to allow visitors the ability to download images, create slide shows and search the contents using key words. Please be aware that all images on this site are for private, non-commercial use only.

Reef Relief Founders.com: Coral Reef Info and Pix
This portion of the Reef Relief Founders' site is designed to allow visitors the ability to download images, create slide shows and search the contents using key words. In addition, there is a link to photo archives from the Reef Relief site, including over 10,000 photos from the Coral Survey Image Archive. Images on this site are for private, non-commercial use by researchers, media, students, educators, divers, and the general public.

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Video Resources

2008 Coral Reef Educational Resources CD
This CD includes a compilation of educational resources, including videos.

Animation: Coral Bleaching Degree Heating Weeks
This visualization depicts global accumulated thermal stress (degree heating weeks), which can lead to coral bleaching, for the last six months.

Animation: Ocean Acidification Impacts on Coral Reefs
This visualization depicts ocean acidification impacts on coral reefs between 1765 and 2100.

Census of Marine Life Video Gallery
Watch video overviews and interviews with Census of Marine Life scientists as well as videos from expeditions.

Coral Reef Multimedia Project
The Coral Reef Multimedia Project is an interdisciplinary effort to illustrate and explain coral reef dynamics and threats; its goal is to make this knowledge accessible by combining the visual arts with a scientific background. All of the videos are encoded in QuickTime, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player and can be viewed as streaming video with the option to download. The material featured on this site is subject to and protected by US and international copyright laws. The material is solely intended for educational purposes. The Coral Reef Multimedia Project and its authors retain all rights.

The Nature Conservancy Coral Reef Video Gallery
Within seconds, be transported to the farthest reaches and innermost depths of the Earth's oceans in these short coral reef videos by The Nature Conservancy. Dive deep underwater to witness the colorful splendor of the world's coral reefs. No wetsuit or oxygen tank necessary!

NOAA Aquarius Undersea Research Station Video Archive
Aquarius is an underwater research station located in Key Largo, Florida. The linked page hosts videos from Aquarius. During missions, live Webcams capture activities in and around Aquarius. Aquarius is a partnership between NOAA and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and has a slightly different image use policy than most other NOAA images.

NOAA B-Roll
NOAA maintains a library of video footage, which is compiled and categorized by subject, including coral. It's available for the cost of reproduction on a public domain basis — no license or clearance required. Visit the site for more information and instructions on how to request footage.

NOAA Coral Reef Information System Image and Video Collection
This collection is a list of web-based information provided by national and international organizations involved in coral reef activities and research. Entries include the web site title, a link to the web site, and a brief description of each organization and its involvement with coral reefs. Items in this collection are searchable with Quick Search and Advanced Search. While most of the collection is NOAA data, other organizations have also submitted imagery and video to this collection—follow all instructions for usage.

NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library.
The National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library is an online vault where a comprehensive collection of select video clips and high-resolution still images from America's underwater treasures are securely stored and available for searchable access and download. Use key words to search for images and video of coral and associated organisms, or browse the collections from Fagatele Bay, the Florida Keys, Flower Garden Banks, Gray's Reef, Hawaiian Humpback Whale, and the NW Hawaiian Islands. Check back often; the collection is constantly growing.

NOAA Ocean Media Center YouTube Channel
NOAA's Ocean Media Center creates High Definition video products showcasing the many services that NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) provides to the public. Find videos about coral spawning, marine debris, and more.

Ocean Today
This Website provides access to current and archived videos of the Ocean Today kiosk. The Ocean Today Kiosk was designed to be a highly dynamic, visitor-friendly experience at the Sant Ocean Hall in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Ocean Today Kiosk content is also hosted on sister kiosks around the nation. Video content is provided by NOAA and other parts of the greater ocean community.

Reef Relief Founders.com: Reef Videos
This link provides access to the Reef Relief Founders channel on YouTube™; the channel provides access to dozens of videos on topics such as coral disease, as well as over a decade of footage from Caribbean reefs.

ReefVid
Professor Peter J. Mumby, with support from The Royal Society, has acquired video footage from a variety of reef-related research trips. The full database of over 500 clips is is freely available for educational and research use.

WWF About Coral Reefs Video
From this site, visitors can download the WWF About Coral Reefs Video which explains coral ecosystem functions, values, and threats.

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Audio Resources

NOAA National Ocean Service Podcasts
Diving Deeper is a bi-weekly audio podcast featuring discussions with NOAA National Ocean Service scientists on a wide variety of ocean topics. Making Waves is a bi-weekly audio podcast reporting on the latest NOAA National Ocean Service news and information. Search the archives for episodes featuring coral and the Coral Reef Conservation Program.

NOAA/NSTA Podcast Archive
Since 2006, NOAA has collaborated with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the world's largest association of science educators, to develop a collection of materials for teachers that focus on coral reef ecosystems. NSTA podcasts are free two to 60 minute segments taken from NSTA Web seminars; this collection features podcasts created from Web seminars hosted by NOAA scientists about coral topics.

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