Welcome to O'Neill Sea Odyssey's Distance Learning
OSO has created a library of content for teachers, students, families, and community members to engage in learning about the ocean and how to protect it.
Discover the unique balance of chemical and physical properties that support ocean life, from the smallest species of plankton to the largest blue whale.
OSO Virtual Program Video- Marine Biology
Crab Larva Video
Experience the OSO Marine Biology Station from the comfort of home.
It's a Zoea drive by! Just a fun video of a crab larva for your entertainment.
Plankton ID Chart
The Secret Life of Plankton from TedEd
Copopods, veligers, barnacles and more! See what species you can identify in this video, using the Plankton ID chart.
Ocean Acidification video from our partners at NOAA
Classroom Experiment - Clean a Penny with a Coke!
OSO's Teacher Packet
Learn about the complex connections between living organisms in the Monterey Bay, and how to protect them.
OSO Virtual Program Video- Ecology
Experience the OSO Ecology station from the comfort of home.
OSO Symbiosis Worksheet
Symbiosis video by Stated Clearly
Symbiosis is when two unlike organisms live together for long term periods of time. Watch this video to understand relationships between symbiotic organisms.
Explore geometry, navigational charts, ocean currents, nautical knot tying, and more!
Experience the OSO Navigation station from the comfort of home.
OSO Expand Your Knowledge - Latitude and Longitude
Science on a Sphere from NOAA and OSO
Nautical Knots - Clove Hitch
Nautical Knots - Bowline
Nautical Knots - Anchor Bend
One of the most useful knots in boating, the crew of the Team O’Neill uses the clove hitch to tie the fenders onto the boat railing.
The name is made up of the word for the front of the boat, bow, and the nautical term for rope, which is line.
It’s all in the name! The anchor bend gets tighter under a heavy load and is the best knot to use when tying an anchor to the end of a line.
Nautical Knots - Canadian Jam Knot
Nautical Knots - Wrap and Store Line
Nautical Knots - Graduation Tassel
This knot is handy for tying a bedroll to a bunk or a backpack. Thanks for the useful knot, Canadians!
The last thing any sailor wants is a mess of tangled lines. Keep your boat ship shape by learning to properly wrap and store line.
Tassels are usually used for decoration, but can also be used when tying fishing lures. Make a tassel as a gift for your favorite graduate!
Nautical Knots - Celtic Button
Nautical Knots - Sheepshank
Nautical Knots - Square Knot
This knot is often used to keep line from running through rigging, or to make buttons for clothing out of cordage.
The sheepshank only works when there is tension on both ends of the knot, and is often used to shorten a line, or strengthen a damaged line.
This is a common knot to use to tie two lines together, but can also be utilized in first aid to tie bandages onto an injury.