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Ice Worms and Their Habitats on North Cascade Glaciers DLESE Reviewed Collection
This article describes ice worms (Mesenchytraeus solifugus) that live on glaciers in southern Alaska, the Coastal range and British Columbia, and in the Olympics and North Cascades as far south as Mt. St. Helens. Pictures of the ice worms and information on their habitat, physiolology, diet, and behavior are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Biology
  • Ecology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-457
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • C - Life science:
        • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
    • 9-12:
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Paula Hartzell
Clark University, Department of Biology