Story: Life in hot springs

Acid stream, White Island (2nd of 2)

Acid stream, White Island

The ash surrounding this small acid stream looks dry and barren, but the stream is bright green due to the presence of the alga Cyanidium.

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GNS Science, Extremophile photo collection
Reference: DSCO_4590
Photograph by Bruce Mountain

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Bruce Mountain, 'Life in hot springs - Acidophiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Bruce Mountain, published 12 Jun 2006