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The Student Revolution that Saved Mono Lake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This essay, written by a twelfth-grader in California, details the history of Mono Lake conservation. Beginning in 1976, it traces the events that inspired a few college students to form the Mono ...

Huelva Province: Rio Tinto Mines part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site offers information about the Rio Tinto in Andalucia, Spain. It describes the opencast mine structures, landscape, rich history, and regional influence of the Rio Tinto mines. Part of a ...

Ferroplasma acidarmanus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides a description and photograph of Ferroplasma acidarmanus, a newfound archaeon microbe that eats iron, lives in acid-drenched conditions, and has been identified as a chief ...

Dead Zone: Galveston Researcher Examines Loss of Marine Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Texas A&M newspaper article provides very general info regarding the possible link between poor water quality in the Gulf of Mexico and farm runoff. Researcher Antonietta Quigg describes ...

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 ...

More Nitrogen Upstream, Fewer Filters Downstream part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS-sponsored site provides an explanation for the low oxygen conditions of the "dead zone" stemming from the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico watersheds. The factors that ...

Harmful Algal Blooms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains lesson plans and activities to teach students about harmful algal blooms (HABs). The lesson is developed for grades 9-12, but may be adapted to middle school or undergraduate ...

Harmful Algal Blooms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This comprehensive NOAA pdf file contains in depth information about harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the United States. The article contains general information about HABs, location-based assessments ...

Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Mexico part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA site features color satellite photographs of the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. The site shows pictures of the Gulf of Mexico region in natural colors as well as on a scale of different ...

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