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Microbial Activity in Caves−A Geological Perspective
Caves are commonly the home of diverse microbial biotas, the sites of active mineral precipitation, and/or receptacles for the deposition of sediment. Mineral precipitation is commonly considered toExpand
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Discovery of a submerged relic reef and shoreline off Grand Cayman: further support for an early Holocene jump in sea level
Abstract Drilling close to the base of a submerged sea-cliff on the terraced eastern shelf of Grand Cayman has revealed a relic Acropora palmata reef at a depth of 21 m below msl. Ten cores from itsExpand
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Microbial Biofacies in Hot-Spring Sinters: A Model Based on Ohaaki Pool, North Island, New Zealand
ABSTRACT Ohaaki Pool was the main hot spring in the Broadlands-Ohaaki geothermal area before recent anthropogenic modification. The alkaline Na-HCO3-Cl water, which discharged at 95°C with a flowExpand
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JOINT VENTURES BETWEEN COMMUNITIES AND TOURISM INVESTORS: EXPERIENCE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Tourism joint ventures between communities and private investors are an emerging trend in southern Africa. In each country they take different forms. This paper reviews experience in Namibia, withinExpand
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The Microbial Role in Hot Spring Silicification
Abstract Recent experimental studies indicate that microorganisms play a passive role in silicification. The organic functional groups that comprise the outer cell surfaces simply serve asExpand
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Geothermal diatoms: a comparative study of floras in hot spring systems of Iceland, New Zealand, and Kenya
Diatom floras were examined from geothermal environments in three contrasting tectonic settings. These included subduction-related acid and alkaline springs in New Zealand; alkaline springs along aExpand
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Environmental and biological aspects of the mass mortality of pilchards (Autumn 1995) in Western Australia
The first pilchard deaths were reported in South Australia during March 1995 in the eastern region of the Great Australian Bight. Subsequently, dead pilchards were found both east and west of thisExpand
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Mineralized microbes from Giggenbach submarine volcano
[1] The Giggenbach submarine volcano, which forms part of the Kermadec active arc front, is located ∼780 km NNE of the North Island of New Zealand. Samples collected from chimneys associated withExpand
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Abiotic versus biotic controls on the development of the Fairmont Hot Springs carbonate deposit, British Columbia, Canada
The relict Fairmont Hot Springs deposit, formed largely of carbonates, covers an area of 0AE 5k m 2 , and is up to 16 m thick. The triangle-shaped discharge apron, which broadens down-valley, isExpand
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