Mariana Trench Biology


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The Mariana Trench biology website sponsored by SmarterScience includes information pertaining to microbial life at the bottom of the world’s deepest oceanic trench. This biology link focuses on the unique characteristics of microbial and eukaryotic organisms that can survive under high water pressures. Links to additional information on sea floor hydrothermal vents and deep sea environments through the USGS and NOVA can also be found within this page.

Subject: Biology, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geochemistry:Organic and Biochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Volcanic Arc and Trench
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Biosphere:Ecology, Ocean:Biological Oceanography , Biosphere:Microbiology, Ocean:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Organic and Biochemistry, Biosphere, Solid Earth:Geochemistry
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics, Geochemistry, Oceanography, Ecology