Kōrero: Life in hot springs

Fibrous silica from Wairākei

Fibrous silica from Wairākei

This underwater photograph, taken in the waste-water drain at the Wairākei geothermal power station, shows thick growths of fibrous silica in the 60°C water. The shape of these growths is due to long filamentous bacteria.

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GNS Science, Extremophile photo collection
Reference: DCP_1594
Photograph by Duncan Graham

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 - Thermophiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6455/fibrous-silica-from-wairakei (accessed 17 October 2021)

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