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Life on a Grain of Sand

This is a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image of a natural community of bacteria growing on a single grain of sand that was collected from intertidal sediment on a beach near Boston, MA.


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"Image courtesy of the Lewis Lab at Northeastern University. Image created by Anthony D'Onofrio, William H. Fowle, Eric J. Stewart and Kim Lewis."

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Taken on March 28, 2010