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:

To learn about about this specific microbe, read this blog:

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

  • Standard D: Life science

  • Scale, proportion, quantity
  • Structure and function