Navigating through the Ocean Planet
Just as navigators use charts with symbols to help them voyage across the oceans, you may use a group of symbols and icons to help guide you along your journey through the Ocean Planet
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Return to the Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan.
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Many of the photographs and illustrations are surrounded by a highlighted border. Clicking on these images may do one of several things. For some, it will allow you to view the images on a larger scale with an external viewer. All the images in the exhibition are credited with the name of the photographer such as: photo © Doc White/Ocean Images, Inc.
All of the images are subject to copyright restrictions and should not be reproduced.
Others are called image maps and contain hyperlinks activated by clicking on certain portions of the images.
Some photographs that appear in the Ocean Planet Exhibition are not available for online distribution and are indicated by this icon.
Throughout the exhibition, many placenames will be highlighted. Clicking on these names will present you with a map showing you its location.
This symbol indicates that a source reference (footnote) is available.
Your search is based upon a set of predefined keywords associated with
each section of the exhibition. These words can be found at the bottom
of each page where appropriate. If your search is successful, you will
be presented with a list of stories that contain the word listed on the
button. By clicking on the title of the story, you can read the actual
article. Use your browser's back button to return to the
Take a custom designed tour of the Ocean Planet
The Ocean Planet is filled with wonderful sounds. Clicking on this icon will give you a brief sound clip if you have an external audio viewer. All sound clips are in NeXT/SUN Format.
Short Mpeg animations are available. These files are generally large and may take time to retrieve. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about video on the World Wide Web.
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Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)