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Welcome to the Adopt-A-Microbe from the Deep Biosphere project website! There are many cute and cuddly microbes up for virtual 'adoption' - we hope that one of them can find a home with you! 

The next project - in association with a cruise to the northeastern Pacific Ocean - will begin soon - June 19, 2011
Stay tuned for more details!

** PLEASE NOTE: The Expedition 327 Adopt A Microbe project (Summer 2010) has ended  **


The project in a nutshell: Adopt a microbe from the deep biosphere.  Get to know your microbe through exciting weekly activities. Submit your weekly projects online to qualify to win one of our fabulous prizes!

Giant Microbe Updates

  • The End of Expedition 327 Greetings from the JOIDES Resolution, microbe lovers! After almost two months at sea, today is last day of operations on Expedition 327. Everyone is busy packing up samples and equipment ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2010, 12:21 PM by Unknown user
  • Final letter from Mario the Marinobacter Greetings, microbe friends! Here’s the final letter from Mario the Marinobacter about his adventures in the oceanic crust and triumphant return to the surface world – SAM So I was ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2010, 12:49 AM by Unknown user
  • Third letter from Mario Greetings, microbe friends! Here’s another letter from Mario the Marinobacter, which gives little insight into the unique tracer experiment that the scientists were conducting yesterday  – SAM So I'm ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2010, 11:53 AM by Unknown user
  • Second letter from Mario Greetings, microbe friends! Here’s another letter from Mario the Marinobacter – SAM So now I've been down in this rocky place for a few days, and guess what? I ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2010, 7:31 AM by Unknown user
  • Giant Microbe video: OsmoSamplers! After the CORK observatory was installed inside the oceanic crust at Hole U1362A (check here for a video of that operation), the next step was to put together all of ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2010, 10:56 PM by Unknown user
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Newest Activities

  • Marvelous mud microbes! Greetings microbe adopters! As the scientists start the final week of Expedition 327, we (sadly) bring this edition of the Adopt A Microbe project to the last activity. Luckily, though ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2010, 12:56 AM by Unknown user
  • Yeast Farts! Greetings microbe lovers! Our apologies for the delay in posting the results of your yeast fart experiments – the scientists on Expedition 327 were all very busy yesterday with a one ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2010, 1:52 AM by Unknown user
  • 7th Activity: Fartin' Microbes Greetings, microbe adopters! We hope that you all had a great weekend, and that you are enjoying the start of a new school year. Our research cruise has another two ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2010, 3:50 AM by Unknown user
  • Giant Microbes! Greetings from the Pacific Ocean, microbe adopters! SAM is very excited to have some more giant microbe buddies to hang out with on the ship, made by some of the ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2010, 10:34 PM by Unknown user
  • 6th Activity Announced: Make A Giant Microbe Howdy microbe adopters! Sorry for the delay in today’s posting – we were up late last night installing the first CORK, and then there was a kite flying contest on ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2010, 4:01 PM by Unknown user
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