The sea / The oceans : CONTENTS





(Updated on 12/05/2016)




  • Should shipwrecks be left alone?
    "It is 10 years since a deal to protect the world's thousands of shipwrecks, but the UK and several other major maritime powers are yet to ratify it.
    Should this underwater heritage be protected or is it acceptable to plunder?"



  • At the Seaside - What would you see at the seaside ?
    Click on GEOGRAPHY / Local Studies & Contrasting UK Locality
    (Primary Resources)


  • On a desert island - Activités orales dont l'objectif principal est de travailler les "If clauses".
    "Travail proposé par Sébastien Méraud, professeur au collège Martin Nadaud de Guéret, à partir du manuel Apple Pie 3ème."
    - avec un document iconographique





  • The Sea - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (


  • More Surprises from the Deep Sea - Text + Audio + Pictures - 21 August 2016
    "Scientists at the University of Hawaii studied 900 square kilometer region in the Pacific Ocean known as the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.
    They were looking for ocean life, and were not disappointed by what they found."

  • Sea Levels and Arctic Temperatures Rise - Text + Audio - 20 March 2016
    "Scientists studying sea levels say they are rising faster today than any time over the past 3,000 years.
    Another group of scientists also found temperatures in the Arctic hit record highs in January."


  • Water Robots Explore the Celtic Sea - Text + Audio - 11 October 2015
    "Scientists in England are using water robots to explore animal and plant life in the Celtic Sea.
    The Celtic Sea is a body of water off the southern coast of Ireland. The area is known for its exceptional sea life."


  • New Zealand Creating Huge Marine Reserve - Text + Audio - 5 October 2015
    "Marine reserves are special places offer great opportunities to see rare and abundant sea creatures and environments.
    The Kermedec Sanctuary will cover 620 thousand square kilometers of largely clean ocean.
    It will be one of the largest marine reserves to protect wildlife in the South Pacific."


  • Great Barrier Reef Choking on Pollutants - Text + Audio + Video - 1 October 2015
    "The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia. It is the largest living organism on Earth.
    However, the reef is being damaged by climate change and pollutants from farms that flow into the reef."


  • Plankton More Important than Scientists Thought - Text + Audio + Video - 7 June 2015
    "Plankton are a group of different ocean creatures, algae, bacteria and other organisms.
    A four-year-long study shows that the small organisms are not just food for whales and other sea creatures.
    It found that plankton are a major provider of oxygen for our planet."


  • Plastics Blamed for Harm to Sea Environment - Text + Audio
    "A new report says plastics are responsible for $13billion in damage to the oceans and the undersea environment."


  • WHO: Millions Die Every Year from Air Pollution - Audio + Script
    "Also this week, a new report says 2013 was one of the warmest years ever; how wind turbines in the sea may cut the power of severe storms;
    and how scientists hope to produce electricity from the power of ocean waves."



  • Paul imagines what he would bring with him if he was stuck on a desert island. (

  • Beaches (GB English)
    "A lot of British beaches failed to meet European standards on water quality last year.
    The Marine Conservation Society says unusually stormy weather during the summer was the main factor."

    - with interactive exercises



  • How to survive on a desert island
    "Imagine that you were about to start living on a desert island.
    What object would you take to help you in your new life?"
    - with the script


  • Treasure Island
    "Listen and try to find the treasure. You must go around the island and listen to the ghost pirate. He will talk to you and help you, but only a little. He does not want you to find his treasure."