What is "Glacial biology"?

The glacier has long been believied to be an almost non-biological environment. However, various cold-tolerant animals and micro-plants which spend their entire lives on glaciers were recently discovered. Glacial biology is a study of their ecology on glaciers and relationship between the organisms and glacial environment.

More about Glacial Biology

Vagitation on snow and ice

Insects, iceworm, copepods,, on glaciers

Unique ice structure providing a habitat for organisms

Glacial organisms could melt glaciers

A glacier is a natural freezer to store past biological activity

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