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Climate change will turn coastal Antarctica green, say scientists

May 21, 2020 - General

Scientists have created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula coast. Results indicate that this ‘green snow’ is likely to spread as global temperatures increase.
Dr. Matt Davey sampling snow algae at Lagoon Island, Antarctica
[Credit: Sarah Vincent]

The team, involving researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey,…

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