Dry Valley slide

Image: Lake Vida microbes

Background image: Filament-like lake-ice microbes found in ice from the dry valleys (the region in Antarctica where Lake Vida is located). These filamentous bacteria dominate the ice covers of these lakes.
Top inset: Small segment of ice core from Lake Vida showing a layer of sediment. Researchers have discovered that the microbes are found with the sediment.
Bottom inset: Laser confocal photomicrograph of a microorganism that researchers found in lake ice from the dry valleys (the region where Lake Vida is located).

Credit: All images courtesy of the Priscu Research Group, Montana State University at Bozeman
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/02/pr02100.htm
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