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This page provides a collection of general resources including websites, PowerPoint presentations, teaching activities, data sets, and other useful materials for creating or enhancing courses related to microbiology and marine environments. These materials can be used to support lectures, demonstrations, discussions, and class projects and activities. By narrowing the view, you may define and refine your search according to topics of your special interest.


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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 ...

Help! It's an HAB! part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These web activities are part of a series of lessons that provide information and materials to teach students about the effects of harmful algal blooms (HABs) on fish as well as devising remediation ...

Toxic and Harmful Algal Blooms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Primarily through the use of engaging graphics, this resource outlines where Toxic and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) occur in U.S. waters. It also addresses the differences between toxic and non-toxic ...

Eye in the sky: tracking harmful algal blooms with satellite remote sensing part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article details an effort to use satellite imagery to track harmful algal bloom (HAB) events. The article provides basic information about HABs, how the satellite imagery will track HABs, and ...

Human Impacts on Catchments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website offers an explanation of red tide and other harmful algal blooms (HABs). It briefly explains what algal blooms are and what causes them. Designed for educatiors, the site also provides ...

Marine Microbial Diversity: The Key to Earth's Habitability part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PDF report was produced as a result of the American Academy of Microbiology colloquium that convened April 8-10, 2005, in San Francisco, California, to focus on marine microbial diversity. In ...

Cephalopod Lesson Plans part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection of lesson plans, created by the Bermuda Biological Station for Research, highlights color change in cephalopods. This page provides links to each lesson plan, which are in PDF format ...

Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Bioluminescence webpage is an entry in Kimball's online biology textbook. It discusses the ability of living things to emit light, the various molecules involved, how fireflies control their ...

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