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Explore the Ocean Planet
Enter the Oceanarium, an underwater museum, and investigate the last unexplored frontier on Earth - the ocean. Of all the planets in our solar system, only Earth has a vast supply of one unique, life-sustaining ingredient - water. Experiential exhibits show you how the sun, Earth, moon and oceans connect to form a complex system of atmosphere and weather. Explore the breadth of undersea activity and the issues that challenge aquatic life's delicate balance. Learn why the oceans are in danger and what you can do to help preserve them.
30 minutes of high quality video depicting all aspects of marine ecology.
Hundreds of compelling photographs
Hypertext glossary words for more information on hundreds of topics.
A "history" button that lets you retrace your moves.
Comprehensive "Search" feature
Print and copy capabilities
Companion to The Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Planet Exhibition
Requirements: A multimedia PC or equivalent (includes 486/33 Mhx or higher processor), minimum 4MB, double-speed or higher CD-ROM drive, audio board, mouse and VGA monitor - 256 colors, MS- DOS or PC-DOS operating system version 3.3 or later, Microsoft Windows graphical environment version 3.1 or later, MS-DOS CD-ROM extensions version 2.2 or later.
MultiMedia Merchandising, May 1995
"Complementing The Discovery Channel's week-long Ocean Planet TV series and the Smithsonian Institution/Times Mirror exhibit of the same name, this disc takes users to an underwater exploratorium on the ocean floor. Ocean Planet Smithsonian presents the breadth of undersea activity and issues that challenge aquatic life's delicate balance with fully researched texts, cross-referencing, underwater video and photos, and Discovery's trusty 'Ask the Experts' section."
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