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