A Moment of Silence: The Magnificent Pompeii Worm

A Moment of Science, Indiana University

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This two-minute radio program from Indiana University discusses the magnificent Pompeii worm. The Pompeii worm resides in tubes near hydrothermal vents along the seafloor. While in the tube, the worm's tail end might be immersed in temperatures as hot as 178 degrees Fahrenheit, while its head rests in cooler water, as moderate as 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This web site features the script for the radio vignette and includes a link to hear the audio version.

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