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Giant Microbes!

posted Aug 20, 2010, 8:46 AM by Beth Orcutt   [ updated Aug 20, 2010, 10:34 PM ]
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 scientists and outreach officers on the JR. And a big round of applause for you for the stunning giant microbes featured in your photos!

Fred sent in a nice shot of the Alcanivorax borkumensis microbes that he made (above), and PuppyBeard97 made some excellent Methanopyrus microbes! 

And our friends over in the NASSA captured some great shots of their microbes Chris and Pat having fun in the outdoors.

Here’s a picture of SAM with Mario the Marinobacter (in red), Ginny the Generic Microbe (in yellow), and a plush version of the JR

I don’t know if this little guy made by Michelle has a name – I’ll call him Geoffococcus wheatii

And who needs a Giant microbe when you could make a Ginormous microbe? Check out these monstrous microbes – that’s Thiomargarita on the left and Mariprofundus on the right – made by the fabulous Katie

If you have had a chance to send in photos of your microbes yet – no need to worry. Just send us a photo whenever you are ready. 

Coming soon – more videos of the exciting science and engineering happening on Expedition 327, and of course, the next microbe adoption activity posted on Monday. Have a great weekend!