Antarctica’s Pretty Pink Snow Is Brought to You By Algae and Penguin Poop

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“Snow algae have an interesting life cycle, with the ability to modify their pigmentation in order to adapt to changing seasons and environmental conditions,” says Alia Khan, an assistant professor in environmental sciences at Western Washington University. The algae is green during its reproductive stage, and then looks pink or red when it’s dormant.

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