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View Resource Anaerobranca californiensis sp. nov., An Anaerobic, Alkalithermophilic, Fermentative Bacterium Isolated From a Hot Spring on Mono Lake

This journal article reports the isolation of a novel, obligately anaerobic, alkaliphilic, thermophilic, halotolerant, chemo-organotrophic bacterium from the sediment of an alkaline hot spring located on Paoha Island in Mono Lake, California. The methods of isolation and description of this novel bacterium, Anaerobranca californiensis sp. nov., are included. The full text of this article...

View Resource Red Tide Current Status Statewide Information

This summary report of current red tide conditions around Florida includes a map of sampling results and regional status reports. Reports are generally updated on Friday afternoon and additional information, if available, is provided on Tuesday afternoon. The web page also includes links to hotlines and reporting sites for red tide effects on marine animals and humans, shellfish information,...

View Resource Who Can Live Here? Life in Extreme Environments

Astrobiology in the Classroom leads students in the exploration of the limits of life on Earth to extend their beliefs about life to include its possibility on other worlds. In this four-part activity, students first explore the environments of several mammals and birds to better understand how living things and their environments interact and depend on each other. In the second part, students...

View Resource Guide to Identification of Fresh Water Microorganisms

This seven-page guide can be used to identify freshwater microorganisms. Categories include microscopic autotrophic organisms (i.e. algae), heterotrophic protozoa, other freshwater plankton (Animalia, Monera, etc), and arthropods. The guide is in the form of a table, with columns for name, picture, characteristic, and taxonomy.

View Resource Identifying Harmful Marine Dinoflagellates

This Smithsonian Institution website features the publication "Identifying Harmful Marine Dinoflagellates", a fully illustrated identification guide for harmful dinoflagellate taxa. The website reviews general information on dinoflagellate morphology and other criteria used in species identification. Each taxon is presented with a species overview, and a taxonomic description of cell and thecal...

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