Gallery: Antarctica’s Taylor Glacier Appears to Be Bleeding with a Five...

 

There are some phenomena in nature that inspire tears of joy, some that spark a sense of awe, and then there are those that send chills up your spine. The Taylor Glacier in Antarctica, which was discovered in the McMurdo Dry Valley in 1911, appears to be bleeding. The bright red waterfall, dubbed “Blood Falls,” is nearly five stories high, and it seeps through a crack in the ice. Geologists first believed that the color of the water came from algae, but the hue is in fact caused by a small body of water containing a hidden lake of microbes.

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  1. GreatEmerald May 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    That’s too bad… The bacteria probably won’t be able to survive in current conditions, at least outside labs…

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