Life Sciences and Zoology Links
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This page has links mostly to sites about biology in general and sites about animals (zoology).
For other specific topics of the life sciences click on one of the links above.

Links to Redwood life science teachers' assignment pages | Lovelady | Cohen | Stewart |

About Biology -
About's links to the subject of biology. Includes links under the subjects of: AP Biology; Homework Help; Students; Teachers/Educators; Virtual Dissection; Anatomy/Physiology; Biochemistry; Biotechnology; Botany; Cell Anatomy; Cell Biology; Developmental Bio; Evolution; Genetics; Insects; Marine Biology; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Structural Biology; Zoology; Animal Cams; Clip Art/Software; Forensics; General Biology; Health/Medicine; Jobs/Internships; Museums/Zoos; and Science News.
Yahoo! Biology -
Yahoo's links to the subject of biology. Includes links categories of: Anatomy; Archives; Ask an Expert; Biochemistry; Biodiversity; Biological Safety; Biologists; Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Ethics; Biophysics; Biospeleology; Biotechnology; Botany; Cell Biology; Circadian Rhythms; Companies; Conferences; Developmental Biology; Ecology; Education; Employment; Evolution; Exobiology; Extinction; Genetics; Immunology; Institutes; Journals; Libraries; Magazines; Marine Biology; Mathematical Biology; Metadata; Microbiology; Model Systems; Molecular Biology; Mycology; Neuroscience; Organizations; Paleontology; Parasitology; Pharmacology; Phenology; Philosophy of Biology; Physiology; Psychobiology; Radiobiology; Reproduction; Software; Structural Biology; Systematics and Taxonomy; Vision; Web Directories; Zoology; and Usenet.
The American Museum of Natural History -
This is the Web site for the museum located in New Yok City's Central Park. There are links to online exhibits, the museum's periodical Natural History, science and research projects, educational programs, and kids links.
The Center for Indigenous Research -
This Web site has virtual online "digs." The first was the Virtual Mammoth Project and the current one is called Virtual Village <archaeology/vv/index.htm> and is documenting the excavation of a native American site in New Mexico. These projects give users the opportunity to see day-to-day work on an archeological site.
The Biology Project -
"An online interactive resource for learning biology," this site has links to biochemistry, cell biology, chemicals and human health, developmental biology, human biology, immunology, Mendelian genetics, and molecular biology. Some of the lessons are available in Spanish. (University of Arizona)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library -
This Webpage is a comprehensive guide to oceanography, climatology, earth science and marine biology resources. (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA)
On-Line Biology Book -
The text items are modified lecture outlines ... developed over the many years of teaching college biology. Use for educational purposes is encouraged and appreciated. Biology Internet Resources bio/bio102/Bio102.InternetBioRes.html, an excellent collection of links to information of use to students of biology. (Michael J. Farabee, Estrella Mountain Community College, AZ)
Marine Biological Lab -
The MBL, established in 1888, is devoted to research and education in basic biology. Lewis Thomas, author of The Lives of a Cell, has called the MBL "the uniquely national center for biology in this country." Scientists and students throughout the world come to the MBL to conduct research, teach, study, and collaborate with other scientists. Use the Marine Animals link to search for pictures and descriptions of over 200 animals maintianed by the laboratory. (Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA)
CELLS Alive! -
Animations of cells show how they act and react. Very nice graphic illustrations, with motion demonstrate cellular concepts with clarity. "CELLS alive! is ©Quill Graphics in Charlottesville, Virginia USA, providing stock video microscopy of living subjects for educational and broadcast use. The CELLS alive! stock video library includes footage related to microbiology, cell biology, aquatic protozoa, water-borne parasites, infectious disease, and immunology."
The Book of Insect Records 1999 -
"Beginning in 1994, graduate students in the Insect Ecology course at the University of Florida have contributed chapters to the University of Florida Book of Insect Records, a book that names insect champions and documents their achievements. Each chapter deals with a different category of record." (Dept. of Entomology & Nematology, UF)
The Animal Planet -
The Web site of the television channel which covers "All animals, all the time." (
Whale-Watching-Web -
This Web site has links to much information about whales and whaling. Topics include: general information; whale watching; animal rights; interspecies communication; cultural links, pictures; bioacoustics; literature, music, film, video, art; media; oceanographic research; cetacean encyclopaedia; museums; education; virtual whale watching, "Scientist of the Week"; news; events, conferences and courses; organisations; myths; Project Açores; and the International Whaling Commission. (WWW Virtual Library)
ZooNet Image Archives -
If pictures of animals of all types is what you're looking for, this is the site to go to. Click on "Animal Pictures" for a list of animals by category. (Jim Henley)
The Wonderful World of Insects -
This Web site is all about the most common form of life on earth, insects. Included at the site is a key to the orders <main/orders-key.html> of insects.
Rainforest Action Network -
The RAN is a non-profit organization which fights for the preservation of rainforests in both tropical and temperate areas. Its Web site has links to information on deforestation, old growth forests in North America, and native peoples' sites among others.
The Wild Dolphin Project -
"Founded by Dr. Denise Herzing in 1985, the Wild Dolphin Project has been studying the life history and communication system of a resident group of free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas."
Fish FAQs -
This Web site lists questions (and answers!) about all kinds of marine life, not just fish. (National Marine Fisheries Service - Northeast Fisheries Science Center)
Museum of Zoology of the University of Michigan -
By clicking on one of the divisions of the museum (insects, mollusks, fishes, reptiles and amphibians, birds or mammals) you can take virtual tour of this university museum.
E-Quarium -
This is the Web site of the marine aquarium located in Monterey, California. Links for exhibits, features and conservation include: Habitats path (kelp forest, reefs & pilings, sandy seafloor, estuaries & sloughs, rocky shores, beaches & dunes, open waters); Special exhibits; Focus on sea otters (marine mammals, octopus & kin); Ocean conservation; Initiatives (sea otter program, endangered oceans, fisheries in trouble); and, Ocean in the News. (Monterey Bay Aquarium)
Aquarius -
The Web site of the "world's only underwater laboratory," this page is connected to an undersea site located adjacent to a coral reef at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)
The Florida Aquarium -
This aquarium is located in Tampa, Florida and its Web site has links to habitat exhibits <habitats.htm> among other things.
The North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations-
"In cooperation with the scientific community, this Web site has been designed as an avenue for people to report sightings of amphibian malformations in North America." (Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center)
The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota -
"The Raptor Center is an international medical facility for birds of prey. Our mission is to preserve biological diversity among raptors and other avian species through medical treatment, scientific investigation, education, and management of wild populations."
Animal Diversity Web -
"Animal Diversity Web has thousands of species accounts about individual animal species. These may include text, pictures of living animals, photographs and movies of specimens, and/or recordings of sounds. Students write the text of these accounts and we cannot guarantee their accuracy. Descriptions of levels of organization above the species level, especially phyla, classes, and in some cases, orders and families. Hundreds of hyperlinked pages and images illustrate the traits and general biology of these groups. Professional biologists prepare this part." (Univ. of Michigan, Museum of Zoology)
Exotic Animals: Care and Conservation Resource Site -
"This site has been developed as a resource for professionals, educators, students and other individuals looking for information on the internet about the care of exotic animals in captivity and conservation programs for exotic animals in the wild." Links are provided to such categoreis as: Zoos and Aquariums; Conservation; Exotic Animal Sites; Endangered Species; Re-Intrpduction; AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers); Training/Operant Conditoning; Wildlife Heroes; Behavioral Enrichment; Pictures; Books; Careers; Education Resources; and Volunteer Opportunities."
"Animal Behavior Information" -
From a Web site on animal behavior at the Universtiy of Nebraska, this part of the page has links to several sites and directories about how various animals behave or act.
The Virtual Library of Ecology & Biodiversity -
"The Virtual Library of Ecology and Biodiversity division of The Virtual Library Project specializes in reviewing internet information sources pertaining to ecology and biodiversity based on their educational value."
Citybugs -
This site, maintained at U.C. Berkekley, has information about insects and other arthropods of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are links to such topics as: General information about bugs and entomology; Ask the experts; Find your bug - identify bugs you find by searching the insect database; Related resources - websites, local community resources, bug supplies, books, and more; Special projects - projects that are going on with Citybugs; Student corner - bug activities, student projects, web sites; and Teacher corner - lesson plans, curriculum standards, worksheets, and resources. (LII)
eNature -
"Featuring over 4,800 plants and animals," these guides contain species descriptions which typically include size, weight, breeding and eating patterns, habitat, range, and photo. An opportunity to e-mail questions is available. Search by animal or plant group. Derived from the National Audubon Society Field, Regional, and Nature Guides. Coverage is especially good for birds. Check out their Hawkwatch section for the best places to see hawks, harriers, eagles, and their kin. (National Wildlife Federation) (LII)

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