Kōrero: Life in hot springs

Crater lake, White Island (1 o 2)

Crater lake, White Island

This small lake lies in the crater of White Island volcano. The distinctive green is caused by sulfur, along with extremophilic micro-organisms. The water is highly acid, with a pH of about 1, and an elevated temperature of about 50°C.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN44177/14
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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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/6465/crater-lake-white-island (accessed 18 August 2022)

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