Remanents of biofilm

The strands of polysaccharide-like material shown in this scanning electron microphotograph is believed to be excreted from microbes that live on and within the chimney walls at Lost City. These material is commonly associated with biofilms. Image courtesy of Matt Schrenk, University of Washington.

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