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Acid-loving, heat-loving microbes


Jagged mineral deposit shines orange in the light from the submersible. Image courtesy of M. Tivey / W.H.O.I. What looks like black smoke drifts upward from a seafloor vent. Image courtesy of M. Tivey / W.H.O.I. Orange and white lichen-like growth on a deep-sea mineral sample. Image courtesy of Anna-Louise Reysenbach Black and white electron micrograph of microbe, showing two protruberances like devil's horns. Image courtesy of Terry Beveridge Black and white electron micrograph of microbe, showing a thin flagellum projecting from a roughly circular cell. Image courtesy of Terry Beveridge.