Glaciers might look like just lifeless frozen wastelands, but they are not! There are unique ecosystems hidden inside of them.

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Sources:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27161-icy-pools-are-oases-for-unique-glacier-ecosystems/
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jzo.12195/abstract
http://glacierhub.org/2014/09/18/is-a-new-fern-gully-in-the-making-on-a-sub-antarctic-island/
http://www.jstor.org/stable/1309818
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/09/cryoconite-holes-on-glaciers.html
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/phyla/rotifera/rotifera.html

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copepod#/media/File:Copepodkils.jpg
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