Tuesday, November 22, 2016

earthstory:
“Blood Falls
Flowing from Taylor Glacier in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys is the blood-red waterfall aptly named, Blood Falls. The falls are tinted red by the iron-oxide rich, hypersaline water that flows from a lake beneath Taylor...
earthstory:
Blood Falls
Flowing from Taylor Glacier in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys is the blood-red waterfall aptly named, Blood Falls. The falls are tinted red by the iron-oxide rich, hypersaline water that flows from a lake beneath Taylor Glacier; within this water lives microbes that have been isolated for about two million years and have been the subject of study because their isolation could help scientists identify extraterrestrial possible locations for life. These microbes were thought to be the cause of the reddish color by the first explorers and scientists. The falls is not a continuous flow however, only flowing during the summer months.
—Adam
Photo: Atlas Obscura
Further Reading:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/blood-falls
http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2013/05/15/blood_falls_a_bleeding_glacier_is_a_natural_time_capsule_containing_a_unique.html
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