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Interactive marine science eBook on Harmful Algal Blooms

  • March 2017
  • Education & learning
  • Topics in science
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Cover page, Harmful Algal Bloom by Robin Raine

This marine science eBook is an introduction to phytoplankton, the tiny microscopic plants in the oceans and are at the start of marine food chains. It tells an exciting story designed to infuse teaching about the phenomenon known as Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) across the sciences.

Features of the eBook:

  • Suitable for people of all ages and science educators and communicators working with secondary school science students in particular
  • Chapters on plankton, HABs, eutrophication, climate change and observing oceans through satellites
  • Multi-touch and interactive features
  • Available via the iTunes store and free to download in over 50 countries

Launched on Monday 13 March at the National University of Ireland, Galway, its development proceeded in line with the values guiding the Sea Change project: a collaborative design process shaped by feedback from EU partners, teacher consultants, pedagogical educators, scientists, and a research led design study that involved classrooms in Ireland, Belgium and Sweden.

Visit the iTunes store to download your copy here.


  • marine science
  • ebook
  • sea change