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Evidence: Extremophiles in Kamchatka
Kamchatka: Life in the Heart of a Volcano (Clip)
Date: June 15, 2006
Running Time: 00:04:24

Two Russian scientists--geologist Gennady Karpov and microbiologist Elizaveta Bonch-Osmolovskaya--discuss the unique volcanic features of the Uzon Caldera, the life forms living in the hot springs there, and the important questions they raise.
Videos introduce you to a remote area of the Russian far east and to scientists who look for life in the scalding, highly acidic hot springs found there.

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Kamchatka Mosaic: The Bath Pool (Clip)
9/20/2006   
The bath pool at the Kamchatka Microbial Observatory. ...
 
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Kamchatka Mosaic: Candy Shop (Clip)
9/20/2006   
The Geyser Valley is a "candy shop" for microbiologists and geochemists. ...

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Kamchatka Mosaic: Camp Construction (Clip)
9/20/2006   
Setting up camp at the Kamchatka Microbial Observatory. ...
 
00:00:48
Kamchatka Mosaic: The Bath Pool (Clip)
9/20/2006   
The bath pool at the Kamchatka Microbial Observatory. ...
 
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Kamchatka Mosaic: Searching for Diesel (Clip)
9/20/2006   
Searching for diesel at the Kamchatka Microbial Observatory. ...
 
00:00:46
Kamchatka Mosaic: Candy Shop (Clip)
9/20/2006   
The Geyser Valley is a "candy shop" for microbiologists and geochemists. ...
 
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Kamchatka Mosaic: Bears! (Clip)
9/20/2006   
Bears lumber across a pristine landscape in remote Kamchatka, Russia. ...