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MicroBLOGology, or Microbial Week on the Deep-Sea News Blog

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) environmental microbiologist Christina Kellogg was a co-organizer and guest blogger for Microbial Week on the Deep-Sea News blog (URL http://scienceblogs.com/deepseanews/). This event, which was held September 9-15, 2007, showcased the many amazing roles that microbes play in the deep ocean. Topics included bioprospecting, symbiosis, photosynthesis in the dark, microbial fuel cells, extremophiles, pathogens, and biogeochemical cycling. The posts can still be read by accessing the blog's archives at URL http://scienceblogs.com/deepseanews/archives.php, finding the "Search this blog" window on the left, and entering the keyword "microbes." Enjoy!

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Above: Banner displayed on Deep-Sea News Web site during Microbial Week (September 9-15, 2007).

Petri dish advertising Microbial Week Left: Christina Kellogg streaked a bacterium, Vibrio coralliilyticus, onto TCBS (thiosulfate citrate bile salts sucrose) agar to advertise Microbial Week on the Deep-Sea News blog. This bacterium is the pathogen that causes bacterial bleaching in the coral Pocillopora damicornis. As the bacteria grow to form the letters, they metabolize sucrose in the agar, forming acid compounds; pH indicators in the agar turn yellow in response to the acid.

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Distinguishing Tsunami from Storm Deposits

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Sea-Floor Mapping in the Gulf of Mexico

Mapping the Sea Floor Southwest of Santa Rosa Island

Outreach Microbial Week on the Deep-Sea News Blog

Awards USGS Employees Recognized for Contributions Over Many Years of Service

Staff Coring Demonstration Aboard the R/V G.K. Gilbert

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