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March, 2009

Horizon Magic Porthole
Videos, photographs, reef creatures, and games on coral reefs.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12


The Magic Porthole is a collaborative effort of Horizons Magic Porthole project and museums, aquariums, universities and various other organizations. It transports you to the world of coral reefs with videos, photographs, reef creatures, and games, while teaching the importance of saving the coral reefs.
This multimedia site uses high quality photographs and animations that will appeal to youngsters. A list of links to the various areas of the site is at the bottom of the main page. .

The Magic Porthole will take you on a virtual tour of the fascinating world of coral reefs. Activities include online and offline multimedia experiences. Visitors to the site might want to begin by viewing the short video clip, Peek Into The Coral Reef, and see the creatures that live there; then move on to the wonders of the coral reef to learn a little about the reefs and why they should be saved. This section also has some beautiful photographs, as well as a video clip of the sea animals that live in the reefs. Click any of the photographs for more information about the lives of frogfish, cleaning gobies, turtles, sharks, and many other sea creatures and be sure to check out the anatomy of the seahorse. The photographic exhibit provides a glimpse into the symbiotic relationships of Bonaire (a small Caribbean Island) and examples of symbiotic relationships in reefs in many other parts of the world. .


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