The Worm that Boasts Earth's Hottest Lifestyle
http://www.exploratorium.edu/aaas-2001/dispatches/thermal_worm.html

Mike Matz, Exploratorium


This brief Exploratorium dispatch reports that the Pompeii worm, an inhabitant of hydrothermal vent ecosystems, can withstand hotter temperatures than any other creature on earth can -- except for certain one-celled organisms. Based on the research of marine scientist Craig Cary, the dispatch summarizes a presentation at the 2001 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Informal, Middle (6-8), Intermediate (3-5)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biosphere:Molecular Biology, MicrobiologyKeyword: Alvinella pompejana