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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Extreme Environments of the Deep Sea

    • How to Use This Course

    • Introduction

    • Get Started

    • Challenge: Pilot an ROV

    • So Where Exactly Is the Deep Sea?

    • Reflect: Ocean Exploration

  • 2

    The Abyss

    • Where is the Abyss?

    • Animals of the Abyss

    • Extreme Pressure in the Deep

    • Swim Bladders? They're So Passe...

    • The Skinny on Fat

    • Challenge: Social Math

    • Exploring the Deep Sea

    • Lighting Up the Dark

    • Challenge: Resurfacing

  • 3

    Deeper Dive #1: Palumbi Lectures

    • Deeper Dive: Palumbi Lectures

    • Lecture: Bioluminescence

    • Lecture: Pressure in the Deep

  • 4

    Hydrothermal Vents

    • Feelin' Hot! Hot! Hot!

    • Characteristics of Hydrothermal Vents

    • How They Form

    • Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill!

    • Discovery and Exploration of Hydrothermal Vents

    • Goldilocks and the Three Temperatures

    • Their Chemical Romance

    • All-Star Adaptations

    • Hydrothermal Vent Life

    • Choose Your Challenge

    • Challenge: About Me

    • Challenge: I Lava Good Meme

    • Nauti Nerds

    • Additional Resources and Sources

  • 5

    Deeper Dive #2: Palumbi Lectures

    • Deeper Dive #2: Palumbi Lectures

    • Lecture: Hydrothermal Vents

  • 6

    Whale Fall

    • What is a Whale Fall?

    • Discover a Whale Fall

    • That Sinking Feeling

    • Dynamic Conditions

    • Cue the Jaws theme music

    • First Stage

    • Second Stage

    • Third Stage

    • Bone-Eating Snot Flower

    • Timeline of Species

    • Nauti Nerds Pt. 2

    • Whale Poop and Climate Change

    • Challenge: Carbon Foot..er..Flipper Print

    • Humans and Whale Falls

    • Challenge: Whale Fall "Flipper"

    • Additional Resources

  • 7

    Deeper Dive #3: Palumbi Lectures

    • Deeper Dive #3: Palumbi Lectures

  • 8

    Put It All Together

    • Challenge: Discover a Species

    • Challenge: Design an ROV Arm