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I Contain Multitudes: How Giant Tube Worms Survive at Hydrothermal Vents

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In 1977, scientists discovered a diverse community of organisms inhabiting the deep-sea hydrothermal vents of the Pacific Ocean. The sources of energy in these ecosystems are hydrogen sulfide and other inorganic chemicals that are abundant in the water that rises from the vents. Scientists discovered that some animals living near hydrothermal vents, such as the giant tube worm, have a symbiotic relationship with species of bacteria, which allows these animals to survive deep in the ocean. Part of the "I Contain Multitudes" series.

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Runtime: 10 minutes 20 seconds

I Contain Multitudes
Episode 1
8 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 2
9 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 3
9 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 4
10 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 5
11 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 6
10 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 7
10 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12