This brief web article features black smokers and discusses the history of their discovery, the geologic processes creating black smokers, and the various life forms inhabiting this extreme environment. As part of the...
This lab activity guides students in the development of background information on the environmental conditions for microbial growth, including that of the extremophiles, and relates this information to food...
This news article introduces the discovery of a new extreme-loving microorganism, Spirochaeta americana, in California's exotic Mono Lake. It compares the geology of Mono Lake to the Gusev Crater on Mars and discusses...
This news article explains why scientists are looking to the tufa of Mono Lake, CA for hints of life on Mars. The article describes current conditions on Mars and suggests that it may have had a "friendlier" history...
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