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Mono Lake part of Topics of Interest:Mono Lake
Created by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory Mono Lake, the oldest lake in North America, is naturally hypersaline and alkaline. It is a terminal lake, meaning it has no outlet. Water entering the ...

Octopus Spring part of Topics of Interest:Octopus Spring
Created by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory Octopus Spring is an alkaline hot spring in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. Its drainage channels radiate like arms of an octopus, ...

Rio Tinto, Spain part of Topics of Interest:Rio Tinto
Created by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory Spain's Rio Tinto is characterized by deep red water that is highly acidic (pH 1.72.5) and rich in heavy metals. Over 5000 years of mining ...

Special Collections part of Topics of Interest:Special Collections
Microbial Mining: This collection highlights online resources dedicated to microbial mining. Winogradsky Columns: An excellent activity, specifically for grades 5 - 12, used to demonstrate the growth of ...

Looking For Thermal Viruses in Yellowstone National Park part of Topics of Interest:Yellowstone Thermal Viruses
Created by George Rice, Montana State University Why Viruses in High Temperature Environments Viruses of Archaeal hyper-thermophiles (temperatures in excess of 80oC) are interesting because they can reveal what ...

Topics of Interest, Sample Case Studies, and Special Collections part of Topics of Interest
The Topics of Interest, Special Collections, and related Case Studies listed on this page contain basic information as well as collections of general resources (such as news articles, web sites, and reference ...

The Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone part of Topics of Interest:Dead Zone
Created by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University Where / Causes / Effects / Remediation / Resources What is the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone? The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is an area of hypoxic (less than 2 ppm ...

Red Tide - A Harmful Algal Bloom part of Topics of Interest:Red Tide
Created by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University What is Red Tide? Red tide is a phenomenon caused by algal blooms during which algae become so numerous that they discolor coastal waters (hence the name ...

Yellowstone Bioprospecting part of Topics of Interest:Bioprospecting
Bioprospecting is the search for useful organic compounds in nature, commonly involving the collection and examination of biological samples (plants, animals, microoganisms) for sources of genetic or biochemical ...

Marine Symbiosis part of Topics of Interest:Marine Symbiosis
Created by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory What is Symbiosis? The term symbiosis is used to describe any permanent or long-lasting association between two or more different species of organisms. In ...

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