Black Smokers!

Environmental Literacy Council

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This webpage contains a brief introduction to the discovery of hydrothermal systems and black smokers. Within the webpage are links to information on gigantic tube worms, polychaete worms, oceans, and extreme environments. This site also provides a list of hydrothermal systems, relevant links to organizations, laboratories and observatories, WebQuests, and other websites with further information on hydrothermal systems. As part of the Environmental Literacy Council site, this webpage also contains links to other resources with environmental content, including air climate, land, water, ecosystems, energy, food, and environment and society.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Hydrology, Oceanography:Chemical, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Marine Geology and Geophysics
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ocean:Chemical Oceanography, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Ocean:Biological Oceanography Keywords: mid-ocean ridge, chemosynthesis