Rainbows allows the 28 minute movie to be played all at once or as five separate segments ranging in length from 3 minutes to almost 8 minutes. It also provides more detailed maps of the earth's coral reefs than are shown in the movie. Also includes a review of coral reef animals by taxonomic groups. This beautifully illustrated taxonomic review of the tropical marine animals associated with coral reefs includes summaries of the physical traits shared by individuals in each taxonomic group. Also comes with a teacher's guide for use with the video presentation. This guide includes the narrative script for the video, a list of vocabulary words, a set of 24 quiz questions and 14 suggestions for independent study.">
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RAINBOWS IN THE SEA, A Guide to Earth’s Coral Reefs (DVD).


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RAINBOWS IN THE SEA, A Guide to Earth’s Coral Reefs (DVD). Earthwise Media. Coral reefs are one of nature’s most colorful secrets. Home to millions of plants and animals, coral reefs are in trouble globally. Discover how coral reefs are formed. Meet the inhabitants and find out how they make their living. Explore similarities and differences between Pacific and Caribbean reefs. Find out about the current status of coral reefs and how human activity affects them. For upper elementary through high school. #DVD-13163. Additional information from the film's producer: Rainbows in the Sea is a journey of discovery across our planet's magnificent coral reefs, from the Caribbean to the far reaches of the Indo-Pacific. It showcases the wide variety of colorful fishes and invertebrates that survive in these complex ecosystems. First, we learn how coral reefs form, what conditions they need to grow and stay healthy, and why corals host algae. Why do reefs differ between the Indo-Pacific and tropical Atlantic? We then glide through a soft coral "garden" and meet other creatures, many of which are closely related to corals, that attach to coral reefs. We watch Indo-Pacific sea anemones play host to the brilliant anemonefishes. We learn how sponges feed, and how marine worms filter their food. Next, we follow the more mobile reef invertebrates as they make their living. Snails that crawl, worms that creep, sea stars that use hydraulics to move about, sea urchins that wave their sharp spines, those sanitary engineers of the reef: the lobsters, crabs and shrimps, and the octopus, are all revealed as we glide over the corals. We even spy on a reef "cleaning station" where tiny shrimp remove body parasites from large fish! The fish themselves may be the most fascinating residents of coral reefs. Why do some school, while others are loners? What do different species eat? How do body camouflage and other clever devices keep some fish from becomming a meal? How do the services of cleaner fish benefit the reef community? We'll get close to sharks, barracudas and sea snakes, as well as stingrays digging in the sand in search of a meal. Finally, we learn what’s happening to earth’s coral reefs, mostly at the hands of humans. Most important, we'll explore a variety of interesting projects, going on now, designed to help reefs survive. The DVD version of Rainbows allows the 28 minute movie to be played all at once or as five separate segments ranging in length from 3 minutes to almost 8 minutes. It also provides more detailed maps of the earth's coral reefs than are shown in the movie. Also includes a review of coral reef animals by taxonomic groups. This beautifully illustrated taxonomic review of the tropical marine animals associated with coral reefs includes summaries of the physical traits shared by individuals in each taxonomic group. Also comes with a teacher's guide for use with the video presentation. This guide includes the narrative script for the video, a list of vocabulary words, a set of 24 quiz questions and 14 suggestions for independent study.
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