Kōrero: Life in hot springs

Sinter, Lake Rotokawa

Sinter, Lake Rotokawa

This silica sinter is growing in the highly acidic water of Lake Rotokawa, near Taupō. The needle-like silica growths are called spicules, and the green coating is the alga Cyanidium, which is able to live in hot, acidic conditions.

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GNS Science, Extremophile photo collection
Reference: DSCO_3323
Photograph by Bruce Mountain

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bruce Mountain, 'Life in hot springs - Acidophiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6463/sinter-lake-rotokawa (accessed 21 October 2021)

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