archaeoglobus microbe thumnail
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Actvity Summary: How can a microbe survive on a CORK?


This microbe was first isolated from a layer of black rust on the steel surface of a CORK. A CORK is a type of seafloor borehole observatory.

Find out more about CORKs here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YraMEtMiEQ

To learn about about this specific microbe, read this blog: http://joidesresolution.org/microbe-monday-archaeoglobus-sulfaticallidus/

This resource was developed during Expedition 376 Brothers Arc Flux. Read through the other blogs and explore other educational resources from this expedition here: http://joidesresolution.org/expedition/376/


  • Standard D: Life science

  • Scale, proportion, quantity
  • Structure and function