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The Student Revolution that Saved Mono Lake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This essay, written by a twelfth-grader in California, details the history of Mono Lake conservation. Beginning in 1976, it traces the events that inspired a few college students to form the Mono ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Hypersaline, Alkaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12)

Huelva Province: Rio Tinto Mines part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site offers information about the Rio Tinto in Andalucia, Spain. It describes the opencast mine structures, landscape, rich history, and regional influence of the Rio Tinto mines. Part of a ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Life Under a Spanish Red River part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This magazine article introduces the Rio Tinto - a polluted, acidic river in Spain - and its significance in the Mars Analog Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE). As part of NASA�s search for ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Ferroplasma acidarmanus part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides a description and photograph of Ferroplasma acidarmanus, a newfound archaeon microbe that eats iron, lives in acid-drenched conditions, and has been identified as a chief ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Acidic, Altered by Humans
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Dead Zone: Galveston Researcher Examines Loss of Marine Life part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Texas A&M newspaper article provides very general info regarding the possible link between poor water quality in the Gulf of Mexico and farm runoff. Researcher Antonietta Quigg describes ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine
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)

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)

Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Mexico part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA site features color satellite photographs of the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. The site shows pictures of the Gulf of Mexico region in natural colors as well as on a scale of different ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Altered by Humans
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Some Microbes Help Degrade Pollutants in Delaware River, Researchers Find part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Brief news article on research of microorganism degrading polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's) in the Delaware Estuary. Site also has links to the Sea Grant News Media's Press center, Experts Guide, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans
Grade Level: Informal, General Public

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