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Deep Reef Biodiversity - Exploring the Unexplored

In this video, invertebrate zoologist Dr. Carole Baldwin talks about how she explores deep reefs.


Meet Dr. Carole Baldwin, a marine biologist at the National Museum of Natural History. Join her in seeing what fishes live in deep reefs that are seldom explored. Peer into a submersible to get a view of ocean life 200-1,000 feet below the surface. See how Carole deals with an unwelcome fish visitor. Learn how DNA barcoding has changed the study of fishes. This show aired April 24, 2014.



National Middle School Standards

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Life Science


Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • MS-LS2-1Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
  • MS-LS2-2Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
  • MS-LS2-4Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
  • MS-LS2-5Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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