The Huffington Post by Lee Spiegel
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, NASA has released images of a region in Antarctica called Granite Harbor ― a cove near the Ross Sea. (See main image above.)
The following images are zoomed-in areas of the Granite Harbor region.
This is the first zoomed-in area showing the green hue of the Antarctic ice.
This is the second zoomed-in area showing the green hue of the Antarctic ice.
Earth Observatory reports that marine glaciologist Jan Lieser, of the Australia Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Center, believes the green hue in the ice is a result of a bloom of phytoplankton on the water, which has discolored the ice.
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