Story: Life in hot springs

Filamentous micro-organisms (2nd of 3)

Filamentous micro-organisms

These filamentous micro-organisms are growing with amorphous silica in Champagne Pool. The area shown is about 0.1 millimetre wide.

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Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) by Kim Handley

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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