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Microbial Life

focuses on the ecology, diversity, and evolution of micro-organisms. Learn about marine microbes and extremophile microbes that live in inhospitable environments. Explore the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone and the red tide through case studies. Find out about microbial observatories and extreme environments, including Mono Lake (a lake in California's Eastern Sierra), Octopus Spring (a hot spring that is home to various thermophiles and microbial mat communities), and others. (Science Education Resource Center, National Science Foundation)

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Interesting Fact:

An extremophile is an organism that thrives under "extreme" conditions. The term frequently refers to prokaryotes and is sometimes used interchangeably with Archaea.
This image shows an adult Euprymna scolopes (Hawaiian bobtail squid), a species of bioluminescent sepiolid squid.  Credit: M. J. McFall-Ngai and E. G. Ruby, University of Hawaii.

Euprymna scolopes


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