Kōrero: Life in hot springs

Hot springs, Ōrākei Kōrako

Hot springs, Ōrākei Kōrako

This thermal area at Ōrākei Kōrako, north of Taupō, is known as the Artist’s Palette because of its colourful sinter deposits. There are several hot springs, with varying temperature and chemistry. All the springs are expected to contain microbial life.

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GNS Science, Extremophile photo collection
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Photograph by Bruce Mountain

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Bruce Mountain, 'Life in hot springs - Extremophiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6449/hot-springs-orakei-korako (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Bruce Mountain, published 12 Jun 2006