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Microbial Wonders of the Deep: Halophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This reference site describes the adaptations of truly halophilic organisms that have a dependency upon high salt concentrations for survival. It discusses the creation of different hypersaline ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12)

Microbial Wonders of the Deep part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Microbial Wonders of the Deep explores a number of interesting and highly adaptive organisms within some of the most extreme environments imaginable- those of the deep ocean. The website focuses on ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Astrobiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, High Pressure, Extremely Cold
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

Salt of the Early Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the sea and describes the history ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution:Principles, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Astrobiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Algae Experiments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-part lesson offers students the opportunity to view two types of algae (freshwater and Great Salt Lake species) and assess the survival of each when placed in altered habitats. Students will ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline
Grade Level: Intermediate (3-5)

Princeton' s Geomicrobiology Web part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource includes information pertaining to life in deep surfaces and other extreme environments. Topics covered include geomicrobial life in extreme deep-subsurface environments characterized ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology, :Microbiology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Extreme Environments: Alkaline, High Pressure, Hypersaline
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)

Some Like it Hot part of SERC Web Resource Collection

NASA Astrobiologist Jack Farmer is featured in this web article that focuses on microrganisms found in Yellowstone hot springs and ocean floor hydrothermal vents. Included within the article are ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

Life's Limit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Dr. Rocco Mancinelli of the SETI Institute is featured in this web article discussing the environmental limits to life including extreme life forms that can thrive in harsh conditions of salt, ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Extremely Hot, Alkaline, Acidic
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)

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)

Hydrothermal vent system unlike any seen before found in Atlantic part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page is a press release form the University of Washington relating that a team of scientists led by Deborah Kelly, on Dec. 4 2000, discovered a new hydrothermal vent system that has been ...
Subject: Biology: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, Anoxic, Alkaline
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)

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