Black Smokers: Life Forms

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