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Eukaryotes in Extreme Environments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article is a compilation of information about free-living eukaryotes in extreme environments. Written in summary form, it includes anaerobes, thermophiles, psychrophiles, acidophiles, ...

The Discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field, 2000 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page (part of the Lost City Expedition Site) describes the serendipitous discovery of the Lost City Hydrothermal Field by. In 2000, Kelley, Karson, and Früh-Green participated on a cruise ...

Geysers: Lower Geyser Basin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Yellowstone National Park web site is dedicated to Lower Geyser Basin. It includes images and descriptions of Queen's Laundry and Sentinel Meadows, Sentinel Cone, Ojo Caliente, Pocket Basin Mud ...

Dirtland Microbe Zoo part of SERC Web Resource Collection

From the Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology, this web site features "Dirtland", an interactive microbe zoo. The site explores the endless varieties of microorganisms and ...

Phylum: Tardigrada (water bears, tardigrades) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page describes water bears, minute animals that can remain dormant in a dry state for over 100 years. The page addresses what they are, where they are found, their general biology, ...

Black Smokers: Life Forms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This educational web site features life forms of deep sea hydrothermal systems. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers a brief introduction of the community and then ...

Sea Vent Viewer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site serves as an educational overview of National Science Foundation (NSF) earth and environmental science research focusing on hydrothermal vent systems. It features an interactive viewer ...

The Worm that Boasts Earth's Hottest Lifestyle part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief Exploratorium dispatch reports that the Pompeii worm, an inhabitant of hydrothermal vent ecosystems, can withstand hotter temperatures than any other creature on earth can -- except for ...

Nannobacteria Photo Gallery part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Mississippi State University Geosciences web page contains links to photos of nannobacteria, most taken by Robert Folk, the "Father of Nannobacteria," and F. L. Lynch. ...

Aboard Alvin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Gulf of Maine educational website takes students aboard the submersible Alvin. It includes informational pages such as a project overview, as well as pages about Alvin, hydrothermal vents, and ...

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