The Ukrainian station in Antarctica covered

At the Ukrainian Antarctic station “Akademik Vernadsky” was formed of the snow of red color, it is associated with algal blooms, reported on the website of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine in Facebook.

it is Noted that we are talking about the algae Chlamydomonas nivalis, whose spores are not afraid of low temperatures. As soon as the weather improves, they begin to bloom.

the Cells of these algae also contain green chlorophyll red carotene. He’s the seaweed and find such a interesting color. To the fact snow because this color algae begins to melt, as it reflects less sunlight. Scientists have noted that in addition to Antarctica, this phenomenon can be found in the Arctic and in the Alps.