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Posted by Merry on April 26, 2008 at 18:28:01:

In Reply to: White Point science 101 posted by Max Bottomtime on April 26, 2008 at 17:32:56:

The black and white photos of what looks like grass is actually a filamentous sulfur-oxidizing bacteria. The filaments can be up to a couple of centimeters long, and form white "fur" on the rocks and plants surrounding the hydrothermal vents. Researchers at UC Davis determined that this bacteria has been found only at White Point!

We found little worms hiding in the strands of bacteria, along with diatoms and what appears to be a crustacean larvae.




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