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Geography | 6-8 yrs | Interactive
  • In certain areas, buildings and greenhouses are heated with water pumped form hot springs .
  • Most hot springs discharge groundwater that is heated by shallow intrusions of magma in volcanic areas.
  • Many thermophilic organisms grow in huge colonies mats that form the colourful scums and slimes on the sides of hot springs.
  • The compositions of hot spring waters are determined by the temperatures and types of rocks encountered during underground flow.
  • Many of the colours in hot springs are caused by thermophilic (heat-loving) microorganisms.
  • Soaking in hot springs have many health benefits due to the minerals in them.

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