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Diving Exploration of Kelp Forest Aquarium


Explore the Kelp Forest at Montery Bay Aquarium in full 360! We highly recommend using your mobile device to enjoy this interactive experience. With special thanks to Standford University Goldbogen, Bailenson Labs, Monterey Bay Aquarium and BBC Taster for their help making this video.

What Works Well

This video provides the viewer a quick tour of the kelp forest biome set up at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, leveraging narration and species tag visuals to make clear what animals call it home.


  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Biological (Life) Sciences


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Level of Guidance

Guidance Level 4
What does this mean?

The Level of Guidance indicates how much the creator has imbued the video with a sense of at what the viewer should be looking.

For instance, a Level 1 video would mean that the camera has been left in place while life happens around it, allowing you, as the viewer, to simply observe. A Level 2 video might incorporate subtle visual, textual or audible hints or simple transitions. A Level 3 video would rely on a handful of hints and transition. A Level 4 video would employ multiple hints and dialogue. And a Level 5 video would rely on all of the above as well as a narrative arc that pushes the viewer forward.

Another way of looking at this would be how much production went into the video if you are considering making one of your own like it.


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Kelp Forest QR Code