<img src="https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=iA1Pi1a8Dy00ym" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Dismiss
Skip Navigation

Organization of Living Things

The organization of living things includes cells, tissues, and organs, and how they correspond with their environment.

Atoms Practice
Estimated5 minsto complete
%
Progress
Practice Organization of Living Things
 
 
 
MEMORY METER
This indicates how strong in your memory this concept is
Practice
Progress
Estimated5 minsto complete
%
Practice Now
Turn In
Burning Ice
Teacher Contributed

Burn Baby Burn

Why It Matters

Burning Ice and Deep-sea Life

Does ice really burn? Well, yes and no. If it is just frozen H2O, then no. But remember solid water has more volume than the same mass of liquid water, and that increased volume means small molecules can be tucked away inside the open ice crystal latice. Check this out.

As you might guess there is a lot of potential in a substance like this, and that is exactly what the US Geological Survey is investigating.

Life is opportunistic in many ways, and as you might guess humans are not the only organisms familiar with the potential of gas hydrates.

Explore More

Use the below resources to answer the following questions

  1. Why do the gas hydrates start to pop as they warm to room temperature?
  2. Where do gas hydrates occur naturally?
  3. What is the base energy source for life at cold seeps? Explain your answer as fully as you can.
  4. Compare and contrast cold seeps and hydrothermal vents? Be as specific as you can.
  5. If people start mining methane hydrates what is a possible impact on the deep-sea communities which are supported by them? Can you think of any way to lessen these impacts? Explain you answers as fully as you can.

Resources Cited

    Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue.

    Color Highlighted Text Notes
    Please to create your own Highlights / Notes
    Show More

    Image Attributions

    Explore More

    Sign in to explore more, including practice questions and solutions for Principles of Biology.
    Please wait...
    Please wait...
    Add Note
    Please to create your own Highlights / Notes