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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)

'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)

The Chesapeake Bay's Dead Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Chesapeake Bay Foundation fact sheet provides information regarding the cause and growth of the Chesapeake Bay dead zone. The site also addresses possible solutions to the hypoxia and includes a ...
Subject: Biology: Geoscience:Oceanography, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)

Dead zones off New Jersey part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Geotimes article gives a brief overview of the New Jersey dead zone. Unlike the Mississippi delta hypoxia, which is thought to occur from nutrient overloading from farms along the Mississippi ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA site provides links to introductory information about the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. It offers answers to questions such as: what is the hypoxic zone, how did it form, what strategies are ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Biology:Ecology:Principles, Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Anoxic
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Life in Extreme Environments - Who is on Top in the Food Chain? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online lesson plan contains instructions for an experiment that teaches students about the feeding rates of Rotifers and/or Tardigrades. Students will use organisms collected locally or provided ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods, Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Diversity
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Anhydrous, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: High School (9-12)

Red Tide in the Northeast part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Rhode Island Sea Grant fact sheet provides information about red tide algal blooms in New England. It addresses where and when red tides occur, how to know if shellfish are safe to consume, and ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)

Mass. Declares a Red Tide Disaster part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This CBS news article provides very general information about the massive red tide outbreak in New England in 2005. The article states that the outbreak is costing the shellfish industry $3 million ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Principles
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Ocean Environments: Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Coastal and Estuarine
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)