Welcome to Icylands at the University of Washington


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Profile Bluff, Beacon Valley, Antarctica. Note the light-color Beacon sandstone intruded by Ferrar dolerite. Even in this barren environment, the sandstone is teaming with life in the form of endolithic bacteria and algae.

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Icylands Updates

Dry Valley sections are being updated and expanded.