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Striped icebergs are quite a view. They can form a couple different ways. Blue stripes occur when layers of ice melt and refreeze so fast that no bubbles — which scatter light to give icebergs their white appearance — are created. If the water that freezes is rich in algae, the bands may appear green. Black, brown, and yellow striations are created by sediments picked up by a glacier as it runs down a mountain into the ocean.

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Epimeria rubrieques

…is a large species of amphipod that is native to the waters of the eastern Antarctic Ocean. E.rubrieques is an opportunistic feeder and has been observed both scavenging and showcasing predatory behavior. It has been mostly observed on surfaces but is is known to be a motile epibenthic swimmer as well (meaning it rarely swims).This species was recently discovered and much of its biology and ecology still remains unknown. 

Phylogeny

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Images: nasa.gov and Torben Riehl

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