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Mineral map of cuprite, USGS photo.

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Restoring Life to the Dead Zone: Addressing Gulf Hypoxia, a National Problem part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet provides an introductory synopsis of some of the causes of poor water quality in the Gulf of Mexico. The dead zone is caused by increased nutrients from the Mississippi River, ...

Elusive dead zone tracked in the Pacific part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This MSNBC newspaper article provides general information about poor water quality off the Oregon coast. The article recounts how scientists are hunting for very low levels of oxygen, a sign of what ...

Uranium Human Health Fact Sheet part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-page PDF fact sheet briefly describes uranium; what it is, where it comes from, and how it is used. Information is also provided about the human health risks of uranium, including the ...

'Black Smokers' WebQuest: An Internet WebQuest on Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a black smokers WebQuest where students in groups investigate one aspect of the science of black smokers. The WebQuest provides a separate list of links for each research role, ...

Geochemical evidence for a mid-Cretaceous superplume part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is an abstract of an online journal (Geology) article which presents geochemical compositions of basalts from the Polynesian "superswell" region of the South ...

Mesozoic Plutonism in the central Sierra Nevada Batholith: A review of works on mineralogy and isotopes in relation to models for batholith formation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This webpage, developed by a student as part of a "Tectonics of the Western U.S." course at the University of Colorado, is a useful summary of past and current ideas about the origin of the ...

The Role of Micro-Organisms in Acid Rock Drainage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This reference site explains the role of microbes in acid rock drainage. Topics include the sulfur cycle, the role of microorganisms in the sulfur cycle, natural oxidation in the sulfur cycle, ...

Audio Interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about MARTE and the Rio Tinto part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features links to broadcast quality audio files and transcripts from an interview with Dr. Carol Stoker about the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE) which is to take ...

Principals of Geochemistry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is the homepage of a geochemistry course taught by Professor Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. The homepage has links to lecture topics, a course outline, and tests with answers. ...

Leg 201 Preliminary Report: Controls on Microbial Communities in Deeply Buried Sediments, Eastern Equatorial Pacific and Peru Margin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This text is the preliminary report of the Ocean Drilling Program Leg 201, which was the first ocean drilling expedition dedicated to the study of life deep beneath the seafloor. Its seven sites were ...