Marine Resources

 

Terms to learn:

renewable                  non-renewable    

thermal gradient         methane hydrates

 

Topic outline:

A.     Types of Marine Resources - renewable  and non-renewable

1.      Physical

                         a.      Petroleum

                        b.      Sand and Gravel

                         c.      Evaporative salts

                        d.      Fresh water

                         e.      Methane hydrates

2.      Energy

a.       Waves, currents, and tides

b.      Thermal gradient

3.      Biological

4.      Botanical

a.       algin

 

Fun places to visit:

Fact sheet on methane hydrates: http://marine.usgs.gov/fact-sheets/gas-hydrates/title.html

Overfishing facts: http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/peril_overfishing.html

Seastore (products): http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/ocean_planet_sea_store_fish.html

 

When you are finished with this topic, you should be able to answer these questions:

1.      What is the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources?

2.      How are oil and natural gas formed?

3.      What are the potential problems with the use of methane hydrates?

4.      What are some of the products we get from the ocean?

5.      What types of alternative energy sources can the ocean offer?