Lesson 12: Oceans: Gulf of Mexico


Lesson 12: Oceans: Gulf of Mexico

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Lesson 12.0: Oceans: Gulf of Mexico Summary Overview

Lesson 12.1: Oceans: Gulf of Mexico Introduction

Lesson 12.2: Gulf of Mexico

Lesson.12.3: Seashore

Lesson 12.4: Gulf of Mexico Life

Lesson 12.5: Gulf of Mexico Sustainability

Lesson 12.D: Definitions


The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most productive waters in the world, and it is among the most threatened by human actions and neglect.


aquatic ecosystems, aquatic science, Ewing Halsell, Food Chain, Gulf of Mexico, Harte Research Institute, Hypoxia, hypoxic zone Texas, Meadows Center, ocean, phytoplankton, pollutants, Rudolph Rosen, saltwater, saltwater fish, saltwater organisms, sea turtle, seafood, sedimentation, Sport Fish Restoration Program, STEM, Texas Parks and Wildlife


Water Resource Management

Learning Objectives

Oceans: Gulf of Mexico is the Aquatic Science STEM curriculum Lesson 12 that includes relevant science topics in 7 videos: Which states share Gulf waters? Which other countries share the Gulf? What are some of the industries in the Gulf? How can people in these industries help keep Gulf waters healthy for aquatic life? What influence does the Mississippi River have on the Gulf? What is a hypoxic zone and its impacts? How are hypoxic zones formed? How can they be prevented? What are some of the ecosystems in the Gulf and what kind of organisms would you find in them? How are oil and gas platforms similar to coral reefs? What might you see on a Texas beach? What are currents? What do they do in the Gulf? How can you help marine mammals or sea turtles? What do you think scientist Sylvia Earle meant when she referred to the Gulf of Mexico as America’s Sea? What does it mean to you?

About This Project

Aquatic Science Lessons with Dr. Rudy Rosen is an on-line video curriculum arranged into 13 lessons. Each lesson covers a major subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic video presentations. These short videos covering important aquatic science topics can be used in teaching instruction or for self-education. A comprehensive teaching guide and enhancements can be downloaded FREE here.The teaching textbook is published by the Texas A&M University Press and can be obtained here.

Lesson 12: Oceans: Gulf of Mexico