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Title: First Time Ever Retrieval of "Black Smokers" from Ocean Floor Reveals One of Earth's Strangest and Most Enigmatic Ecosystems
Url: http://www.washington.edu/news/1998/07/18/first-time-ever-retrieval-o...
Creator: Hines, Sandra
Publisher: University of Washington
Description: This article features a black smoker retrieved by an expedition team on the Juan De Fuca Ridge, at a depth of more than one mile below the surface of the ocean. The article discusses the expedition, the black smoker's complex ecosystem, and the black smoker environment and lifeform implications for the possibility of life on other planetary bodies. To learn more about the expedition through logs and photographs, the site provides links to the American Museum of Natural History, the University of Washington, and PBS television. Additional University of Washington News articles may be accessed on site as well.
LC Classification: Science -- Microbiology -- Bacteria -- Physiology -- Growth -- Thermophilic bacteria
Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment -- Extreme environments (General)
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Oceanography
Key Concept: Biology -- Bacteria
Biology -- Ecosystems
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 1998-07-18
Resource Type: Overviews
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Science Materials
Format: html
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Language: English
Rights: University of Washington Office of News and Information
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-03-08 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-11-09 10:00:12 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 74
Resource URL Clicks: 4
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