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Note: this installment of the Adopt A Microbe project is now complete.  Stay tuned for news about the next Adopt A Microbe project that will follow along with a research cruise to the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, starting in September.

Welcome to the Adopt-A-Microbe project taking place June 19 - July 16, 2011 during oceanographic expedition AT18-07 in the Pacific Ocean! There are many cute and cuddly microbes up for virtual 'adoption' - we hope that one of them can find a home with you!


The project in a nutshell:
"Adopt" (virtually) a microbe from the bottom of the ocean. 
Get to know your microbe through weekly activities and regular posts on this website.
Submit your weekly projects online to qualify to win one of our fabulous prizes!
Sign up to participate by June 24, 2011 !


Letters from the Giant Microbes

  • one last video - interview with the ROV Jason team Greetings microbe lovers!  It's been a long time coming, but we finally had a chance to sit down and edit the video interview with two of the ROV Jason ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2011, 12:29 AM by Beth Orcutt
  • End of cruise - a message to Atlantis Greetings microbe lovers!  Our expedition to the Juan de Fuca CORKs on Research Vessel Atlantis is now over.  This version of the Adopt A Microbe project is now finished, but ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2011, 1:32 AM by Beth Orcutt
  • New video - Mission AT18-07 Ahoy, microbe friends!  The scientists on board our expedition are very excited following a very successful dive to the new CORKs that were installed at the bottom of the ocean ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2011, 2:09 PM by Beth Orcutt
  • New video - Interview with Brian Glazer Greetings from the Pacific Ocean!  The scientists have been very busy the past few days, preparing 'elevators' (basically a flat platform attached to yellow floatation and/or weights that helps ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2011, 7:31 AM by Beth Orcutt
  • New video - Jason ROV launch Curious to know what it is like to work with the Jason ROV out at sea?  Here's a short video to give you an idea of how the scientists ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2011, 12:00 PM by Beth Orcutt
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Weekly Projects

  • Art contest for the next Adopt A Microbe project! Greetings microbe lovers!  In preparation for the next Adopt A Microbe project, which will coincide with the next deep biosphere expedition of the JOIDES Resolution starting in mid-September, we ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2011, 4:04 AM by Beth Orcutt
  • Weekly activities wrap-up Greetings fellow microbe lovers!  We are a little sad to be ending this version of the Adopt A Microbe project, now that the AT18-07 Expedition on Atlantis is over ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2011, 11:28 PM by Beth Orcutt
  • Week 4 activity Greetings, microbe adopters!  We hope that you all had a great weekend.  The scientists continued to work around the clock to finish up the final objectives of the cruise before ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2011, 5:10 PM by Beth Orcutt
  • Week 3 project wrap-up Greetings microbe adopters!  The past few days at sea (actually, it all seems like one long day...) have been action packed - yanking stuck equipment out of the ground, installing new ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2011, 12:36 AM by Beth Orcutt
  • A few more week 2 projects Greetings from the Pacific Ocean, microbe adopters!  The wind and waves have picked up overnight, so we are on hold for the time being, waiting until it calms down a ...
    Posted Jul 7, 2011, 11:33 AM by Beth Orcutt
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