A Conversation for Antarctica
The Dry Valleys
Cheerful Dragon Started conversation Aug 28, 2002
Antarctica is home to the dryest place on Earth - the Dry Valleys. These valleys (78 S, 50 miles inland, 2000 feet up) have the lowest precipitation in the world - even the Sahara gets more rain, and also gets a small amount of dew. One notable feature of these valleys is the presence of 'freeze-dried' seals, some of which look like they died recently but are, in fact, thousands of years old. There is also a frozen 'waterfall', which looks pretty strange.
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