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Freaky: Who Knew Antarctica Had A Waterfall With Bright Red Water?

Via Web Ecoist:
. . .Blood Falls offers an interesting and wholly unusual way for researchers to study microbial life in glacial Antarctica. Scientists have long been curious about whether there might be microbial life surviving in the frozen continent’s subglacial lakes. But testing the waters has proven extremely difficult as extremely thick ice and concerns about contamination have stalled any possible research. So Blood Falls, a naturally-occurring outflow of saltwater from the lake beneath Taylor’s Glacier, offers a unique opportunity to look at what might be going on under the surface of the ice

This looks like something out of an Al Gore horror film - The Day the Ice Bled to Death - but it's just red from iron in the water. - Greg Pollowitz


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