Story: Life in hot springs

Sinter, Opaheke

Sinter, Opaheke

The unusual shapes on this sinter, growing at Opaheke, are created by rapidly flowing thermal water and the presence of thermophilic bacteria.

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GNS Science, Extremophile photo collection
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Photograph by Duncan Graham

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Bruce Mountain, 'Life in hot springs - Sinter', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Bruce Mountain, published 12 Jun 2006