Antarctica Mysteries Photo Essay

Antarctica Mysteries Photo Essay

In this Jan. 24, 2015 photo, Peter Convey, an ecologist for the British Antarctic Survey, searches for samples on Deception Island, part of the South Shetland Islands archipelago in Antarctica. Convey, who has been visiting Antarctica for 25 years, braved heavy rain, near freezing temperature and winds of more than 20 knots to collect samples of the spongy green and brown mosses that grow in patches on the ash of the volcanic island’s black rock mountains. He was looking for clues in their genetics to determine how long the species have been evolving on Antarctica, in isolation from other continents. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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January 24, 2015 01:08:45 PM
February 20, 2015 04:11:37 AM
Natacha Pisarenko
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
JAN. 24, 2015 PHOTO
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Mosses, Weather, Plants, General news
Deception Island, Antarctica
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