Black Smokers: Life Forms
http://www.amnh.org/learn/pd/earth/gallery_week6/rfl_index.html

The American Museum of Natural History


This educational web site features life forms of deep sea hydrothermal systems. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers a brief introduction of the community and then focuses on Vestimentiferan tube worms, Vescomyid clams, and Bathymodiolid mussels. The site includes interactive games, teacher resources, a glossary, and more.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations, Principles, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology, Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity
Grade Level: General Public, Informal, Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biosphere:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Food Webs, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:BenthicKeywords: chemosynthesis, chemoautotrophs, heterotrophs