Please visit our friends to learn more about tiniest creatures imaginable. These tiny plants and animals are called microbes. They live in the oceans and just about everywhere else on Earth. Which is a good thing… because we couldn’t live without them.
Whyville is a virtual world where boys and girls from all over the real world come to chat, play, learn, and have fun together. You design your face, earn clams by playing games, hang out at the beach, and go to town events at the Greek Theater. You can start your own business, buy a car and give your friends a ride, and have fun while learning about marine microbes. Kids can collect and trade microbe cards, and play a game to emphasize the amazing diversity of marine microbes, and the adaptations they have for survival in the ocean. And you can work with scientitists on the next Algal bloom.
Science Buzz is a community of people who care about science and society. Interested in discoveries about the tiniest ocean creatures? The BiG RAPA expedition off Chile? The problem of plastic marine debris? A teacher’s experience aboard a C-MORE research ship? These and more are found at MicroScribe’s posts on Science Buzz! Teachers can use Science Buzz as a resource in education and scientists can use Science Buzz as a way to bridge the scientific community and the public.
The C-MORE Microscopy page is the place to see images of many kinds of marine mirobes: everything from viruses to one-celled plants and animals to tiny multicelluar organisms like the Porpita porpita, a cnidarian that captures prey with stinging tentacles, shown here (image by Angel White) — and to learn how they form the basis of Earth’s web of life.