Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaAlgae, Lichen & Moss › Iron Bacterium

Gallionella ferruginea, Iron Bacterium, Jernbakterier.

Iron Bacterium
Where there is some iron dissolved in water (and also some oxygen, carbon and a few other elements present) this bacteria might be found.

It lives in the water and oxidizes the iron present to produce fuel for itself. The by-product of this process is ferric hydroxide, an insoluble precipitate which forms the familiar oily coating on the surface of the water.