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SEAS: Student Experiments At Sea

Deep-sea data and field notes

Download deep-sea mussel measurements

Scientists recently measured a sample of deep-sea mussels collected at hydrothermal vents in the East Pacific. You can download their data to see how their measurements compare with yours.

Download the data as an Excel file (45KB) or as a csv (comma separated variable) file (8KB).

Read deep-sea "field notes"

Scientists recorded notes while collecting and dissecting deep-sea mussels. Read these field notes so you understand how the deep-sea mussel dataset was compiled.

Download a sample of shallow-water mussel measurements

Equipment needed for the classroom-to-sea lab

If you want, you can also download measurements on shallow-water mussels to compare with yours. These data were collected by students at Clarke Middle School (MA) in 2005.

Download the data as an Excel file (45KB) or as a csv (comma separated variable) file (8KB).