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An actual photo of how excited I was to eat ramen again after 5 months...
User Image meg_lacey Posted: Feb 24, 2018 10:07 AM (UTC)
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Favourite photo from my day out at he natural history museum #london #history #nature #skeleton #tusks
User Image em.lawton5 Posted: Feb 24, 2018 10:06 AM (UTC)
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Sights like this make Saturday morning runs after late Friday nights worth all the effort #naturalhistorymuseum #morningruns #stunning
Despite being one of the most remote places on Earth, the glaciers of South Georgia Island are home to an abundance of life.

Biodiversity researcher Dr Anne D Jungblut has been finding out exactly how many species these vast ice masses support.
About half of the island is covered in ice and, until recently, it was thought that glaciers were sterile systems that supported no life.

Research has now shown that in reality, glaciers are home to as much biodiversity as temperate soils, therefore a biome in their own right. They also represent Earth's largest freshwater habitats.

Anne was awarded a National Geographic Society research grant to study the glaciers of South Georgia, along with collaborators Dr Arwyn Edwards and Dr Tristram Irvine-Fynn from Aberystwyth University and Dr David Pearce from Northumbria University.

They conducted the first-ever study on the diversity of microbes that are thriving in the glaciers.

Anne hopes to contribute to the bank of scientific knowledge about exactly what lives in and on the area's glaciers. This will allow future scientists to learn even more about the biodiversity of glaciers all over the world.

Find out more at nhm.ac.uk/discover

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