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  •  Ah - apparently first discovered in 1911... (2+ / 0-)
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    Aaa T Tudeattack, Calamity Jean

    when the glacier was first named.

    Via Wikipedia:

    The reddish deposit was found in 1911 by the Australian geologist Griffith Taylor, who first explored the valley that bears his name.[1] The Antarctica pioneers first attributed the red color to red algae, but later it was proven to be due only to iron oxides.
    So, may or may not be from Climate Change - but not a new thing. Still has potential implications for the changing ecology & for glacial drilling, etc.

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