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Black Smokers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This brief web article features black smokers and discusses the history of their discovery, the geologic processes creating black smokers, and the various life forms inhabiting this extreme ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geophysics, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Primary (K-2), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Tardigrades: Bears of the Moss part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online PowerPoint presentation is dedicated to the phylum Tardigrada. It discusses distinguishing characteristics of Tardigrades (also known as water bears), their relationship to arthropods and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Radiation, Alkaline, Acidic, Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

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, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

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 ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

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 ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Results from the Winogradsky Column Study part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page features research results from a student project involving Winogradsky Columns constructed using sandy sediment and water collected from an estuary in Massachusetts. The page includes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biofilms
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

'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)

The Chesapeake Bay's Dead Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Chesapeake Bay Foundation fact sheet provides information regarding the cause and growth of the Chesapeake Bay dead zone. The site also addresses possible solutions to the hypoxia and includes a ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA site provides links to introductory information about the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. It offers answers to questions such as: what is the hypoxic zone, how did it form, what strategies are ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Harmful Algal Blooms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains lesson plans and activities to teach students about harmful algal blooms (HABs). The lesson is developed for grades 9-12, but may be adapted to middle school or undergraduate ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)