Kōrero: Life in hot springs

Acid hot spring, Rotokawa

Acid hot spring, Rotokawa

This hot spring at Rotokawa, near Taupō, is highly acidic. In the past it was assumed that nothing could survive there, but it is now known that such an environment is home to distinctive microbial life.

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GNS Science, Extremophile photo collection
Reference: DCP_0916
Photograph by Bruce Mountain

Permission of GNS Science must be obtained before any use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bruce Mountain, 'Life in hot springs - Extremophiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6450/acid-hot-spring-rotokawa (accessed 13 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Bruce Mountain, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006