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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)

'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)

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

Evolution and Biogeography of Deep-Sea Vent and Seep Invertebrates part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science Magazine article reviews the diversity, evolution, and biogeography of deep-sea vent and seep invertebrates. Beginning with their initial discovery in 1977, this article examines the ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Characterization of a Novel Spirochete Associated with the Hydrothermal Vent Polychaete Annelid, Alvinella pompejana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal article reports the characterization of a novel microbe associated with the hydrothermal vent tubeworm Alvinella pompejana, the most thermotolerant ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

We're in Hot Water Now: Hydrothermal Vents part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this National Geographic lesson, students will use National Geographic's Yellowstone internet module to learn about the processes that drive geysers. The activity involves learning about ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Diversity, Evolution, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Benthic
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)

Ocean AdVENTure part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Think Quest educational website provides students with a web quest exploring deep ocean hydrothermal vents. Students will be guided through an ocean adventure in which they can learn about how ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Socratic Questioning, Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Aboard Alvin part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Gulf of Maine educational website takes students aboard the submersible Alvin. It includes informational pages such as a project overview, as well as pages about Alvin, hydrothermal vents, and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Grade Level: Informal, High School (9-12), General Public, Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)

C.S.I. on the Deep Reef part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this lesson students discover the factors that are indicative of chemotrophic nutritional strategies. This NOAA lesson plan is designed to teach students about the factors that are indicative of ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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