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    Aletsch glacier 2

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    Following our itinerary, we to head for a main point of interest : the Aletsch glacier. To get there, we Eggishorn (2869 m) exclusively by cable-car. At the terminus, the platform offered a breathtaking view of the glacier. I was walking along a path, when I spied an information sign. I it. I was struck with surprise. I my eyes, It was so unexpected! It that the glacier's surface was a habitat for microorganisms such as the glacier flea. The small, wingless insect to life on the glacier's surface. Therefore, I concluded that the glacier fleas of surviving even at temperature as low as minus 30 Celsius and high U.V. radiation. In my way of thinking, they would be capable of being an effective anti-freeze agent. However, if the temperature of the glacier increased, the glacier flea with certitude. I the explanations: these glacier fleas stored sugar in their body fluid. They found their useful sugar in a microscopic algae which grew on the glacier, hidden into tiny pockmarks. called cryoconite holes, in the ice. The glacier fleas were also sugar in pollen which to the glacier by the wind. Let me tell you a riddle, another glacier oddity … Why has the glacier got a pink or red colour in a few areas ? I this phenomenon: the algae gives this pink colour to the glacier.

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