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CinderBio Derives New Enzyme From Yellowstone Hot Springs

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CinderBio, a Berkeley-based startup, has achieved a breakthrough in heat and acid resistant enzymes, thanks to Yellowstone National Park extremophiles.

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West Thumb Geyser Basin

West Thumb

West Thumb

West Thumb Geyser Basin is one of the most unassuming thermal areas in Yellowstone National Park. It features no major attraction like Old Faithful or Morning Glory, nor is it particularly active. Containing no continually erupting geysers, West Thumb is mostly a collective of hot pools and springs, varying in size and shape.

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Yellowstone Gems: West Thumb

West Thumb

One of the joys of wandering through Yellowstone National Park is stumbling across one of its many unique gems. True, pools, basins, mud volcanoes, and geysers are everywhere in the park. They are what helped make Yellowstone America’s first National Park. In the next few weeks we’ll be taking inside looks at gems found not that far off the beaten path. Today we’ll look at one basin that is often overlooked when stacked against all the bigger, seemingly more active basins: West Thumb Basin.

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