Magic Porthole takes you into the fascinating and fragile world of coral reefs and the vast oceans. Enjoy playing games as you make discoveries about the lives of frogfish, cleaning gobies, turtles, seahorses, and dolphins. Deepen your knowledge with exciting videos, games, and many resources from aquariums, museums, NOAA, and the Wild Dolphin Project, among others.
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Also see links to the features below.
Dr. Michael Moore talks about the North Atlantic Right Whale and what the future may hold for this endangered charismatic species. http://www.whoi.edu/.
View more videos of the right whale at ARKive.
See videos of Kit, a rescued sea otter. In her journey from orphaned pup to surrogate mom she goes to "Otter U" and learns what being an otter is all about.
WILL and BILL, the Krill, in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures'
animated adventure “HAPPY FEET TWO,” a Warner Bros. Pictures' release.
Photograph Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Magic Porthole invites you to share your ideas with us. Your efforts to help save coral reefs may win you a prize as well as a chance to encourage others through your example. See "Contests" where can read about the winners of the first Environmental Achievement Coral Reef Contest. Click here to contact us.
Magic Porthole cards are available for playing your favorite card games. Its 52 cards with mirror-image photographs of coral reef creatures match those of the “Magic Porthole Coral Reef Memory” card game here on the Web site where you can find exciting details of the reef creatures’ lives and video clips.
Collaborations: Museums, aquariums and other entities are collaborating with Horizons Magic Porthole project including the American Museum of Natural History, Environmental Defense (ED) Oceans Alive project, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Museum of Science-Boston, The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Smithsonian Institution Ocean Hall and Ocean Portal, the Field Museum, Monterey Aquarium, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Ocean Service, and many others.
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