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'Black Smokers' WebQuest: An Internet WebQuest on Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a black smokers WebQuest where students in groups investigate one aspect of the science of black smokers. The WebQuest provides a separate list of links for each research role, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, :Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Project:Independent Research
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Mid-ocean Ridge
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Australians Sweep up Black Smoker Chimney part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief web article features an Australian research team who dredged up a black smoker from the deep waters of the Bismark Sea. The article recounts the team's expedition and discusses the team's ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Hot-Water Worms May Use Bacteria as Shield part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Geographic news article highlights research being done to study the Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana), the most heat tolerant complex organism on Earth, and its microscopic symbionts. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

A Moment of Silence: The Magnificent Pompeii Worm part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-minute radio program from Indiana University discusses the magnificent Pompeii worm. The Pompeii worm resides in tubes near hydrothermal vents along the seafloor. While in the tube, the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Audio
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

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 ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Principles, Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Benthic
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

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 ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), Primary (K-2), High School (9-12), General Public, Intermediate (3-5), College Lower (13-14), Informal, College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional

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 ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Deep Life in the Slow, Slow Lane part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science Magazine article provides an overview of microorganisms able to survive deep beneath the Earth's surface. These organisms live on and within rock, slowly eating away at the rock as a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Marine, Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, Middle (6-8), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Methane deep in ocean crust could feed chemical-hungry microorganisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This University of Washington news article details the work of oceanographer Deborah Kelley regarding microorganisms found in "layer 3" of the ocean crust. These microbes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Within Rock, Benthic, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal, :Fracture Zone
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Research Finds Life 1,000 Feet Beneath Ocean Floor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Oregon State University news article provides a brief overview of the discovery of microbes in a spreading ridge off the Oregon coast. The microbes were found in fractured basalts 1000 meters ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Benthic, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Fracture Zone, Mid-ocean Ridge, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, General Public, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)

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