Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Sea Unseen: Microscopic images of ocean life

Recommended for:

Grades K-12


A collection of black and white images and information describing how scanning electron microscopes are used to explore marine life.

What's inside:

Scanning Electron Microscopy: What is it and how does it work?
Magnification: Do you see more or less?
Fabulous Fish Eggs
Diverse Diatoms
Sensational Senses
Patterns in Nature

Download and print these images and information panels:

Sea Unseen (PDF 4MB | 22 MB)

For more resources about scientists and how they use microscopes check out the Microworlds Curriculum (PDF) and accompanying videos.

Microworlds Videos:
How old is a fish?
Why do fish get sick?
What do marine mammals eat?