Tag: Halobacterium

Organism of the week #3 – Switch off all electrical items on the approach

Halobacterium salinarum [CC-By-SA-3.0 Steve Cook]

There are many good reasons to visit San Francisco, some of them thoroughly unsafe for work, but one I didn’t consider was to see this amazing sight on the approach to the airport: The pink colour in the water is caused by a bloom of single-celled organisms I must refrain from calling bacteria, since they are not. …

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