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Tardigrades: The Living Gummy Bears Quiz part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive online quiz features ten questions about tardigrades. Comprised of short answer, true/false, and multiple-choice questions, visitors can submit answers online to receive an immediate ...

The Winogradsky Column: An Animated Tutorial part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This five-minute animated tutorial describes Winogradsky columns. The tutorial shows how to create a Winogradsky Column, describes the various layers and types of microbes in a column, and explains ...

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 ...

Some Microbes Help Degrade Pollutants in Delaware River, Researchers Find part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Brief news article on research of microorganism degrading polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) in the Delaware Estuary. Site also has links to the Sea Grant News Media's Press center, Experts Guide, ...

Western Adventures in Math and Science part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is home to the Western Adventures in Math and Science (WAMS) Program at Western Oregon University, a partnering organization with the Red Layer Microbial Observatory Project to provide a ...

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This Mote Marine Laboratory magazine article details a new study by Sarasota Operations Coastal Oceans Observation Lab (SO COOL) that is using technology to track harmful algal blooms (HABs). ...

Phytopia part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This CD-ROM, which can be ordered for a small fee, is an interactive multimedia tools that includes a searchable database of many important planktonic protists from the world's temperate oceans. ...

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This page is part of an evolutionary biology tutorial for teachers. It provides an overview of the origins of life. Subsequent pages cover possible mechanisms of abiogenesis, the search for ancient ...

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 ...