In Antarctica there Blood Falls






"Blood Falls" (eng. Blood Falls) - flow of blood-red liquid flowing from the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica. The color of this unusual waterfall gives a high content of iron oxide in water.






Salt water, rich in iron, occasionally coming out of a small crack in the glacier Taylor. The source of water for "Blood Falls" is a lake, a few kilometers remote from the waterfall and covered with thick glacier is 400 meters. This lake appeared after the retreat of the sea water, covered the Dry Valleys, and the onset of ice 4 - 1, 5 million years ago. Sea level 5 million years ago was much higher than now. The salinity of the lake exceeds the salinity of the oceans in the four times, so the water in the waterfall does not freeze even at minus 10 degrees Celsius.











Source: www.mestovmire.ru

via factroom.ru

Tags

See also

New and interesting