Mission to the Abyss, University of Delaware Graduate College of Marine Studies
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This University of Delaware interactive web page combines text, images, video, and audio clips to describe the Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana), the most heat tolerant animal on Earth. Features of this site include: a 3-D visual which allows users to manipulate and view the organism from all angles, a video that shows the worm feeding on bacteria in its habitat, and audio clips that enhance images of the worm and its hydrothermal vent community.
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Microbiology Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Audio, Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeyword: tube worm
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