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Web-based Resources for Teaching the Ocean System

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Chemical reaction believed to support underground microbes is now unlikely part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article published by the National Science Foundation reports on new findings that suggest hydrogen may not be an available energy source to bacteria living on or near the surface of the ocean ...

Living Large in Microscopic Nooks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution publication, highlights the ability of certain bacteria to live off a solid-rock substrate. This publication also contains ...

Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In 1991, scientists aboard the submersible Alvin sailed into the aftermath of a very recent volcanic eruption on the seafloor. This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic ...

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 ...

Thermophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The webpage focuses on thermophiles living in hot springs and black smokers, volcanic hotsprings on the ocean floor, and the mechanics behind their ability to withstand extreme heat. The site also ...

2004 Sumatra Earthquake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This visualization from Kenji Satake at the Active Fault Research Center in Tsukuba, Japan, highlights the crests and troughs of the tsunami waves as they travel across the Indian Ocean and refract ...

The Physics of Tsunamis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Washington includes a Quicktime movie that shows the propagation of the earthquake-generated 1960 Chilean tsunami across the Pacific Ocean. The page also describes ...

Tsunami Generation Animation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This QuickTime animation by Professor Miho Aoki at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department clearly illustrates how a tsunami can be generated by a subduction zone earthquake. The ...

Technology Opens Deep Seas to Exploration part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Geographic article details deep-sea exploration and the potential that many new technologies have that will help explore this uncharted terrain.

SAR Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Scripps Institute of Oceanography provides a data acquisition form for obtaining ocean bathymetry data for any set of coordinates. The files can become very large and may take a while ...

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