Scientist dissects a black smoker chimney collected from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent to isolate new hyperthermophilic microbes.

Helene Ver Eecke, a graduate student from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, dissects a black smoker chimney collected from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent to isolate new hyperthermophilic microbes. Image courtesy of James F. Holden, UMass Amherst.

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