can see a clump of grass growing in the middle of this hot environment.
It grows because that part of the pool is cool enough for it to survive
in. The different colors of each section shows that different kinds
of thermophiles live in this pool. The colors are a result of the
process of photosynthesis.
can see the red and brown colors of the different kinds of thermophiles
growing in this thermal pool. Each kind of thermophile grows in the
temperature that is best for it.
see different colors in this hot spring. That happens because the
temperature is hotter in some areas of the spring than in other parts.
is called a thermal fumarole and you can see a collection of green
prokaryotes that grow in the heat that it gives.
Hot springs like the ones above form where underground
water and cracks in the earth's crust are found. The heat from the
center of the earth makes the water hot and it boils up to the surface
through cracks. It brings minerals like limestome with it to the surface.
That is what makes these rock like pool formations.
channel of microorganisms flows from a thermal pool. The footprints
are buffalo prints. They like the heat of thermal areas during the
flow from this thermal pool formed a terrace of limestone. The different
colors of the sections in the terrace each are a different color.
This is because different microorganisms like the temperature in each
can see different colored microorganisms streaming down the side of
this figure. The temperature in each of the strips of color is different
because there are different organisms growing in each one. This happens
because each strip is a different temperature and the microorganisms
like different temperatures.
pool of microorganisms was formed by water seeping from a hot pool.
Cyanobacteria and other microorganisms are living in this pool of
or animal wastes, is composted and used as fertilizer.
is used around interstate platforms to help grow plants that will
microorganism called Pfiesteria piscicida is used in this composting
of organic matter.
machine mixes up compost made up of wood chips, hay, and manure. It
will be used as fertilizer.
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