Kelp Forests



Kelp Forest Study Guides  [ ]

The study guide items listed below are intended as a follow-up to the CIMI trip to Catalina Island.

Power Point 

Kelp Forest
& Handouts

Sand Box

Kelp Forests
Power Point
seen in class:

--Flash version

Printable PDF

1. Kelp Anatomy Diagram
2. Kelp as a Nursery
3. Kelp Forest Habitats
4. Kelp Forest Critters
5. Threats to Kelp Forests
6. Kelp Forest Vocabulary

7. Sea Otter Information
8. Sea Otters: Failure to Thrive
9. Kelp Essay Preparation

Test Yourself

1. On-line Flash Cards

2. Printable Flash Cards

3. Kelp Forest Test
(50 questions: T/F + Multiple choice) 

1. Flash -- Kelp Fishes
2. Kelp Crossword Puzzle
3. Habitat Tic-tack-toe
4. Kelp Forest Poster
5. Oceanography Dictionary
6. Video - Monterey Bay Kelp Forest
7. Video - Secrets of the Kelp Forest
8. Video - Nudibranchs
9. Creatures of the Kelp Forest
10. Video - Kelp Forest Restoration
11. Info. about Giant Kelp
12. Video - Bat Ray in Kelp Forest
13. Video - Kelp Forests #1
14. Video - Kelp Forests #2
15. Video - Life in the Kelp Forest 
16. Video - Discover the Kelp Forest
17. Video - Kelp Forest (Megan & Ian)
18. Article - Sea Otters to Help with Climate Change?




Keys Fish

(Probably best viewed with
a broadband connection.)


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Arthropod Video Clips

Annelid & Cnidaria Video Clips

Echinoderm & Mollusc
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Porifera & Plankton Video Clips

Fish Body
Parts ID Flash Cards

Algae ID
Flash Cards

Cnidaria ID
Flash Cards

Echinoderm ID
Flash Cards

Porifera ID
Flash Cards

Fish ID
Flash Cards

Flash Cards


Mollusc ID
Flash Cards

Plankton ID
Flash Cards



Click on the PLAY button to watch the video. After you have heard our sport fisherman tell you what he thinks about yucky sea weed and a few pitiful sea otters, it is your job to provide a convincing argument to show that he is wrong, or at least, severely misinformed. What evidence or arguments can you provide that will convince our sport fisherman that kelp forests are important and worth saving and that sea otters should NOT be harmed?

Each student gets to respond ONE TIME to the question. You MUST write a one paragraph response. You MAY add pictures to help in shaping your answer. You need to be convincing and provide 3-5 good details in your response.