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Ice Cliff
S 77° 34.302' ...E 163° 30.702'

This is a site where the land-ocean interface is an underwater ice cliff.

Our recent DNA-based survey of Explorers Cove foraminifera found that this site had a very large number of previously-undescribed species.

Beautiful, yes? Unfortunately, it's a bit too cold to hang around for long. A couple of unusually brave brittle-stars seem to have taken up ice-cliff climbing.

Photo Credit: Steve Alexander