Lost City Biofilm

Colonies of microbes are attached to carbonate material from within the chimney walls. Some colonies form filamentous strands, such as the one shown in the far right of this microphotograph. Eash small dot (microbe) that makes up the strand is about 1 micron in size. Image courtesy of University of Washington.

Related Links

The Lost City 2005

The Lost City 2005: Microbial Habitat

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery

Download high-resolution Microbes at Lost City (jpg, 55 Kb)