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Bacteria Survive Below Antarctica's 'Blood Falls'

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Bacteria Survive Below Antarctica's 'Blood Falls'

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Bacteria Survive Below Antarctica's 'Blood Falls'

Bacteria Survive Below Antarctica's 'Blood Falls'

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Blood Falls is named for the red, iron-rich material seeping from Taylor Glacier. New research in the journal Science shows how the iron also sustains a mix of bacteria in the sub-glacial water. Microbe expert Jill Mikucki explains how bacteria survive in this harsh environment.