Oil Spill I

16 06 2010
oil spill BP deepwater horizon

50,000 barells per day with a proportion of this dispersed with detergents has probably contaminated 100's of millions to billions of gallons of water in the Gulf of Mexico. Sea life ecological communities could be in real danger. There could be a giant burst of microbes on its way. Lets hope the hurricanes hold off for a while longer.

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Extremophiles I

18 04 2010
extremophiles Iceland Seltún-Krýsuvik geothermal hydrothermal mud pools

Colours from a zoo of bacteria, archeae and other thermophilic microrganisms growing in the boiling mud pools at Seltún, Iceland








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