Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, 2-7
Jonathan Bird is an underwater cinematographer and naturalist. This Web site is an educational magazine-style underwater adventure series. It features 7-10 minute video segments, each with a story and an educational component. The video segments include stories about marine animals, research and researchers, underwater exploration, and recent discoveries. Current episodes explore the biology and behavior of blue sharks; the sonar abilities and social lives of sperm whales; the intelligence and playful creativity of wild dolphins; the gentle manatee, which is a relative of the elephant; the pelagic thresher shark, one of the rarest sharks in the wild; and much more. Each video segment includes a downloadable study guide for teachers. In addition, there is a production blog that keeps teachers and students current with new Blue World developments.