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These chemical users are called "chemotrophs." Temperatures in this rust colored channel are 122-140 degrees Fahrenheit (50-60 degrees Celsius). Thermophilic algae inhabit the green channel. Like other plants, these algae use green chlorophyll to photosynthesis. The temperature in the green channel is 100-133 degrees Fahrenheit (38-56 degrees Celsius). Whirligig Geyser is in the Porcelain Basin of the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park.
May 28th, 2013
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