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Living Large in Microscopic Nooks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution publication, highlights the ability of certain bacteria to live off a solid-rock substrate. This publication also contains ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

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

In 1991, scientists aboard the submersible Alvin sailed into the aftermath of a very recent volcanic eruption on the seafloor. This article published in Oceanus, a Woods Hole Oceanographic ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geophysics in other disciplines, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)

Leg 201 Preliminary Report: Controls on Microbial Communities in Deeply Buried Sediments, Eastern Equatorial Pacific and Peru Margin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This text is the preliminary report of the Ocean Drilling Program Leg 201, which was the first ocean drilling expedition dedicated to the study of life deep beneath the seafloor. Its seven sites were ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Diversity, Diversity:Censuses, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Organic and Biochemistry, Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions, Aqueous Solutions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional

Thermophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The webpage focuses on thermophiles living in hot springs and black smokers, volcanic hotsprings on the ocean floor, and the mechanics behind their ability to withstand extreme heat. The site also ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: General Public

Stephen Giovannoni part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The site features a research profile of Stephen Giovannoni, Professor of Microbiology and Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at Oregon State University. Giovannoni's research ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Evolution, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Bibliography
Extreme Environments: Extremely Cold
Ocean Environments: Deep Waters, Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal, Surface Waters
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)

'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)

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)

Hot-Water Worms May Use Bacteria as Shield part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Geographic news article highlights research being done to study the Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana), the most heat tolerant complex organism on Earth, and its microscopic symbionts. ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

A Moment of Silence: The Magnificent Pompeii Worm part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-minute radio program from Indiana University discusses the magnificent Pompeii worm. The Pompeii worm resides in tubes near hydrothermal vents along the seafloor. While in the tube, the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Audio
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Black Smokers: Life Forms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This educational web site features life forms of deep sea hydrothermal systems. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers a brief introduction of the community and then ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Principles, Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Benthic
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

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