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New England Shellfish Beds Reopen After Toxic Red Algae Recedes
This Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) article describes red tide, a phenomenon caused by phytoplankton in coastal waters. The site includes brief summaries of the causes and impacts of red tide, both on health and the...
Marine Microbial Ecology
This image-rich website from the Australian Antarctic Division's Biology program describes its research in marine microbial ecology. It includes an introduction of microbial ecology and microbial processes, followed by...
Is Life Thriving Deep Beneath the Seafloor?
Authored by Carl Wirsen, this Oceanus article presents information regarding microbial life beneath the sea floor. These newly discovered organisms push the limits of our understanding about the extreme conditions life...
Nanobacteria: Are They or Aren't They Alive?
This California State University lesson plan contains materials for a five-part activity regarding whether or not nanobacteria are alive. The case-study based activities include: What does it mean to be alive?; What...
Desert Dust Kills Florida Fish
This news article details a red tide event that was spread across the Atlantic by a combination of storms in the Sahara Desert region and easterly trade winds that spread fertilized or nutrient overloaded soils to the...
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