Academic Links

When you’re studying the world’s oceans at Williams-Mystic, you’ll begin to see the connection between what you’re studying and how it influences everything around us. Below is a list of interesting links you may find helpful for exploring these issues further. Please email us if you know of a link we should add!

Marine Policy
National Marine Fisheries Service
New England Fisheries Management Council
National Sea Grant
Rhode Island Sea Grant (maintained by University of Rhode Island)
National Marine Sanctuaries (maintained by NOAA)
The Maritime Executive (links to current events in shipping)
Fishery Market News (maintained by NOAA) (an environmental news service maintained by
Professional Mariner (news of the shipping industry maintained by Professional Mariner magazine)

Marine Sciences
Science Daily Oceanography News (the latest research findings summarized)
Earth Observatory (a global view of what’s happening on our planet from NASA)
Hurricane Forecasts (maintained by the National Hurricane Center)
Tides (maintained by NOAA)
Marine Weather Forecasts
• El Niño
• Tsunami Bulletins
Image of the day (from NASA)
Erupting Volcanoes
• Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast (maintained by NOAA)
• Fishbase
Long Island Sound Study

Literature of the Sea
Searchable Sea Literature
The Walt Whitman Archive
Representative Poetry Online, University of Toronto
Melville Society
Melville’s Marginalia Online
Association for Study of Literature and the Environment
The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens
The Catch: Writings from Downeast Maine

Maritime History
Index to Ships in Books (created and maintained by WM alum Peter McCracken)
Historical and Educational Maritime Groups
• Maritime History Resources, A Collection
National Maritime Historical Society

Mystic Seaport Museum
G.W. Blunt White Library
Mystic Seaport Museum Home Page