Kōrero: Life in hot springs

Thermophilic life in Champagne Pool (2 o 2)

Thermophilic life in Champagne Pool

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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GNS Science, Extremophile photo collection
Reference: WT-1-2-3
Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) by Kim Handley

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Bruce Mountain, 'Life in hot springs - Extremophiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6454/thermophilic-life-in-champagne-pool (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Bruce Mountain, published 12 Jun 2006