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©Copyright D. Allsop - picture taken 1980 / 1981
Lichens do better in an unpolluted atmosphere and as the air in Antarctica is as unpolluted as it gets on this planet, they tended to do quite well where they could gain a foot-hold. The bright colours are for protection against the high levels of uv light particularly in the spring and summer.
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|This picture is one of a collection assembled in
2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W.
Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in
Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then
placed here on the web.
The reunion weekend was
14-16 September 2007.
The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.
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