This is a scanning electron photograph of sulfur crystals from Champagne Pool. The crystals are covered with rod-shaped micro-organisms and stringy material called extracellular polysaccharides. These micro-organisms are growing in water at a temperature of 75°C.
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Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) by Kim Handley
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