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Sampling Microbial Muck
Topic: Extreme Life
07/26/10
Astrobiology Magazine´s field research editor Henry Bortman spent a week alongside members of the Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP) in British Columbia, Canada. In Bortman´s sixth and final report, he describes a day trip to collect nasty-smelling microbial slime at nearby lakes.

Outer Space, Under Water
Topic: Extreme Life
07/19/10
Astrobiology Magazine´s field research editor Henry Bortman is spending a week alongside members of the Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP) in British Columbia, Canada. In Bortman´s fifth report, he talks with astronauts participating in PLRP.

The Big Question: Biology or Chemistry?
Topic: Extreme Life
07/15/10
Astrobiology Magazine´s field research editor Henry Bortman is spending a week alongside members of the Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP) in British Columbia, Canada. In Bortman´s fourth field report, he discusses work being done to determine the role biology plays in forming the Pavilion Lake microbialites.

What Do You Call a Microbialite?
Topic: Extreme Life
07/05/10
Astrobiology Magazine´s field research editor Henry Bortman is spending a week alongside members of the Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP) in British Columbia, Canada. In this third field report, he discusses the ongoing effort to classify the lake´s microbialites.

On the Beach with the Gaviators
Topic: Extreme Life
07/03/10
Astrobiology Magazine´s Henry Bortman is spending a week alongside members of the Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP). This second field report describes the glitches and problems researchers have had to overcome so that their "Gavia" robotic vehicles can explore the lake as planned.

Flying the North Basin
Topic: Extreme Life
07/01/10
Astrobiology Magazine´s Henry Bortman is in the field this week alongside members of the Pavilion Lake Research Project (PLRP). The scientists are studying microbialites, carbonate structures that are usually not found in freshwater lakes. This report looks at the complex process of communicating with scientists as they explore underwater.
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