An extremophile is an organism that thrives in physically or geochemically extreme conditions that are detrimental to most life on Earth.
|Dolomites||cryptoendoliths (colonizes structural cavities within porous rocks, including spaces produced and vacated by euendoliths)|
|Fertö/Neusiedlersee||Neusiedlersee: halophiles (organisms that thrive in environments with very high concentrations of salt)|
|Galapagos Islands||Pompeii worm (an extremophile found only at hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean) - wiki|
|Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers||extremophilic ciliated protozoa at the Valley of Flowers (live in sulphur spring)|
|Volcanoes of Kamchatka||The Uzon caldera is a location of the occurrence of extremophile micro-organisms due to its high localized temperatures (wiki)|
|Western Ghats||extremophilic ciliated protozoa in Silent Valley|
|Yellowstone||acidophiles (thrive under highly acidic conditions (usually at pH 2.0 or below)), cryptoendoliths, hyperthermophiles (thrives in extremely hot environments from 60 degrees C)|
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