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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)

Phylum: Tardigrada (water bears, tardigrades) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page describes water bears, minute animals that can remain dormant in a dry state for over 100 years. The page addresses what they are, where they are found, their general biology, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, High Radiation, Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Anhydrous, High Pressure, Alkaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Extreme Animals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online news article discusses the ability of tardigrades to withstand harsh conditions. The article covers the history, biology and significance of tardigrades, as well as the different types of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, Hypersaline, High Pressure, Alkaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Extremely Hot
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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)

'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)

Dive and Discover: Juan de Fuca Ridge part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Dive and Discover is an interactive distance learning web site designed to immerse you in the excitement of discovery and exploration of the deep seafloor. On this particular website, Dive and ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

Dive and Discover's Deeper Discovery: Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Dive and Discover is an interactive distance learning web site designed to immerse you in the excitement of discovery and exploration of the deep seafloor. On this particular website, Dive and ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: High School (9-12), General Public, Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Dive and Discover: Expeditions to the Seafloor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Dive and Discover is an interactive distance learning web site designed to immerse you in the excitement of discovery and exploration of the deep seafloor. Dive and Discover brings you right on board ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Chemical, Physical , Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Tectonics, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work, Collection, Activities:Field Activity:Importation of field observations into the classroom, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), General Public

Thermophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This official site of Yellowstone National Park contains information on thermophiles as a part of the "Nature in Yellowstone" home page. Specific topics covered ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public

Life without Volcanic Heat part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a news article by NASA Astrobiology Institute featuring Deborah Kelly from the University of Washington. She talks about the navigational challenges of reaching this newly discovered ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Biofilms, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, Extremely Hot, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public

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