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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)

Peering into the Crystal Fabric of Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Oceanus article describes the work of Greg Hirth, a geologist studying rock deformation and crystallography. It discusses how rocks deform as a function of pressure and heat (called rheology) ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Mineral Physics, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Anoxic, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Oceanus article presents information regarding microbial life beneath the sea floor. These newly discovered organisms push the limits of our understanding about the extreme conditions life can ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Within Rock, Benthic, Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

The microbes that 'rule the world' part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This BBC News article provides general information on microorganisms that have been found 4 miles beneath the sea floor. These organisms are thought to influence climate and global chemical cycles ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Metazoans in Extreme Environments: Adaptations of Hydrothermal Vent and Hydrocarbon Seep Fauna part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Gravitational and Space Biology Bulletin article examines the challenges of living on or near a hydrothermal vent or hydrothermal seep system. It particularly In particular, it describes the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Microbiology, Diversity, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot, Extremely Cold, Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)