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primordial ooze : blood waterfall

Posted in creepy, nature's awesomeness by huhinteresting on February 21, 2010

wowskies. this is a photograph of a blood-red waterfall located in Antarctica’s Taylor Glacier. it is the leakage of primordial ooze or ancient microbes from a fissure in the glacier they were trapped beneath almost 2 million years ago . these microbes evolved and continue to thrive without heat, sunlight or oxygen and are red in color due to their high salinity and richness in iron. (source)