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Ground-Truthing the Paleoclimate Record part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Oceanus article provides an overview of paleoclimate studies by discussing past and current methods for determining paleoclimate. It explains how the geological record has become an important ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

How Small Can Life Be part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Space Daily article presents information regarding nanobacteria. The article discusses what a nanobacterium is, the controversy over whether or not something so small can be living, and future ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

An Enlightening Toxin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article discusses the squid light organ, squid-bacteria (Vibrio) symbiosis, and the requirement of a bacterial toxin for light organ development. Part of the Funny by Nature website, it also ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Waters
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Squid Lab part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online handbook features a downloadable PDF of pre-and post-visit activities for the Squid Lab, a traveling outreach program hosted by the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The hands-on activities ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Waters, Coastal and Estuarine, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Future Medicine From Squid part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This news article reports an exciting discovery about a toxic molecule found in both humans and in the Hawaiian bobtail squid that may hold the medical key for critical organ development and the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution, Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: General Public, Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Inside a squid flashlight part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The EurekAlert news article for kids features a brief summary of the Hawaiian bobtail squid. This animal has a built-in flashlight on its underside, which is beamed downward by stacks of silvery ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), Primary (K-2)

Bioluminescence in Plankton and Nekton part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article features an excerpt about bioluminescence from the Encyclopedia of Ocean Science. It includes an introduction to bioluminescence and the biochemistry behind it, information about ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Deep Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Bioluminescence: Living Light part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Geographic lesson plan explores bioluminescent creatures and the underwater world in which they live. Using shoeboxes and black paint, students are directed to build a deep-sea model ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5)

Monsters of the Deep: Deep Sea Bioluminescence part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This award-winning Sea and Sky website uses creative graphics to explore deep sea bioluminescence. It defines the phenomenon of bioluminescence, explains the chemical reactions involved, describes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Surface Waters
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8)

An Illuminating Partnership for Squid part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online news article features insights into understanding aspects of the relationship between the squid Euprymna scolopes and its bioluminescent symbiont Vibrio fischeri. The ideas in this ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Deep Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

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