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Microbial Life in Extreme Environments
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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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...