Among many other sources, one can find lessons on ocean habitats for kids at National Geographic’s kids’ website, the PBS Kids website and the University of California at Santa Barbara’s website. Each source has different interactive features for children to explore.
National Geographic features a list of top ten facts about the oceanic environment, along with a YouTube video by award-winning media and set designer David Gallo that shows an octopus camouflaging itself in its native corral-reef habitat. PBS Kids features an interactive animation that allows the child to navigate through a virtual ocean and explore various creatures, each with their own interactive fact sheets that include physical characteristics, habitat, diet and dangers, such as predators and human-made hazards. The UC-Santa Barbara website offers a more general overview about the oceanic biome, including its global diversity, its influence on climate and weather and human interaction with the oceans, both productive and destructive.