Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Baby Sea Turtle Education

Posters

Our educational posters, created by Gray's Reef staff both current and past, are available to teachers in hard copy; however, our supplies are very limited.
We have the eight posters listed below available on a CD in full scale files that can be printed at your media center or at a local printer.
To view a larger image of a poster, click on the thumbnail image of that particular poster.


Ocean Acidification in General

Ocean Acidification in General

The process of ocean acidification is actually a series of chemical equations that occur as a result of the burning of fossil fuels. As part of our daily activities, we burn fossil fuels (through generating electricity, industrial activities and transportation) which releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This poster explains what happens to that excess CO2 as it enters the atmosphere and the oceans lowering the seawater's pH making it more acidic.
Illustration by Amanda Camp under the direction of Dr. Scott Noakes and Eugene Wright, The University of Georgia.

Ocean Acidification:
the Effects on Gray's Reef Coral

Ocean Acidification: the Effects on Gray's Reef Coral

The process of ocean acidification can be harmful to the corals at Gray's Reef. Carbon dioxide (CO2) reacts with seawater and carbonate to form bicarbonate which reduces the amount of carbonate available in the seawater. This decrease in carbonate availability can slow growth, weaken skeletons, and make corals more vulnerable to damage or skeletal loss. This poster briefly describes one species of coral at Gray's Reef and how the chemical reactions related to ocean acidification can impact the coral. Illustration by Amanda Camp under the direction of Dr. Scott Noakes and Eugene Wright, The University of Georgia.

Sea Monsters in the Sand

Sea Monsters in the Sand

Extensive studies of the tiny animals that occupy Gray's Reef sand bottom (benthic infauna) have revealed the chemical contaminants they carry in their tiny bodies. These tiny sea monsters are shown in their niches with accompanying text that describe their life.

Invertebrates of the Reef

Invertebrates of the Reef

Over 1000 invertebrates have been identified at Gray's Reef and this colorful suitable-for-framing poster highlights just a fraction in a lovely artistic rendering of the reef and its intriguing boneless inhabitants.



Rivers to Reefs

Rivers to Reefs

The Altamaha River Watershed has the most direct influence on Gray's Reef and other ocean habitats off the Georgia coast. Images and text describe the watershed's stages and the components of that influence.



Exploring the Atlantic Seafloor

Exploring the Atlantic Seafloor

Ever wonder what it would be like to walk the ocean floor from the USA's southeastern coast to Morocco? Yes, I mean Africa! Images from a satellite, a transect and of several different ocean habitats with accompany text let you explore without even getting wet! So go ahead, take that walk.


Turtle Travels

Turtle Travels

This colorful poster does beautiful duty as a game board. Students learn about sea turtles common to the Atlantic and when playing the game they encounter all the challenges a hatchling faces on its journey to becoming an adult.



Gray's Reef Poster

Gray's Reef Poster

Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary boundaries encompass the best examples of a calcitic sandstone reef. Locals refer to this type of habitat as a hard-ground, live-bottom. However you prefer to call it, Gray's Reef is a very healthy subtropical reef. A location map and beautiful images of the reef are featured.









Our Educational posters listed below are available to teachers in hard copy; however, our supplies are very limited.

  • Georgia - Loggerhead Sea Turtle on Sponge Reef
  • Water Quality - Georgia Coastal Education Group
  • REEF Fishes of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
  • Ocean Floor Bathymetry - NOAA's 200th Anniversary
  • Making Waves - COSEE SE and NOAA
  • Estuaries - Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Common Fishes of Gray's Reef

To request education posters please contact: Jody.Patterson@noaa.gov.


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