Yellowstone National Park: Advanced Collection

Online Resources

Thermophilic bacteria
  • Cataloguing and Mapping Extreme Microorganisms in Yellowstone National Park: Internet Based Microbial Database and Map Server (A Prototype) ( This site is a prototype-stage project developed by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) which contains access to thermal feature maps and microbial data...(more info)

Other Yellowstone Collections

Octopus Spring: Octopus Spring is a partially alkaline, low-carbonate, low-sulfur hot spring located in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is home to a variety of thermophiles, as well as a colorful array of microbial mat communities.

General Collection: Resources such as news articles, web sites, and reference pages provide a comprehensive array of information about thermophiles.

For Educators: This collection includes activities, assignments, and reading materials created specifically for educators.

Additional Resources

For additional resources about Thermophiles, search the Microbial Life collection.