Glacier in Antarctica is bleeding every day named “Blood Falls”

There is glacier in Antarctica that regularly pours out red liquid. Making it look like its bleeding.

if you see it for sure it looks like ice is bleeding, have a look below.

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Let’s talk about what actually happening behind the scene. Actually its Oxidized Salty water.Iron-rich hypersaline water sporadically emerges from small fissures in the ice cascades. The saltwater source is a subglacial pool of unknown size overlain by about 400 meters (1,300 ft) of ice several kilometers from its tiny outlet at Blood Falls.

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Unlike most Antarctic glaciers, the Taylor glacier is not frozen to the bedrock, probably, because of the presence of salts concentrated by the crystallization of the ancient seawater imprisoned below it.

Salt cryo-concentration occurred in the deep relict seawater when pure ice crystallized expelled its dissolved salts as it cooled down because of the heat exchange of the captive liquid seawater with the enormous ice mass of the glacier. As a consequence, the trapped seawater was concentrated in brines with a salinity two to three times that of the mean ocean water

 

Source: Wikipedia

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