13 May 2015

The secrets of Blood Falls

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 13 May 2015

Blood Falls by Peter Rejcek National Science Foundation
Blood Falls by Peter Rejcek, National Science Foundation

Jill Mikucki is an Antarctic researcher who's been studying the evocatively named Blood Falls at the McMurdo Dry Valleys. She's discovered the falls are part of an extensive network of interconnected lakes and rivers packed with strange microbial life that's survived for millions of years locked away in the cold and dark of the frozen continent.