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Tardigrades part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online article describes tardigrades and discusses how amateur microscopists can help scientists understand more about microscopic organisms called tardigrades, commonly known as water bears. ...

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 ...

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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). ...

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 ...

Vibrio fischeri part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Wikipedia entry describes Vibrio fischeri, a rod-shaped bacterium found globally in marine environments. This bacterium has bioluminescent properties, and is found predominantly in symbiosis ...

Glow: Living Lights part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 48-page Teacher's Guide accompanies the "Glow: Living Lights" exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. In PDF format, the guide contains 12 lesson plans that explore ...