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Blood Falls is an outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of salt water , flowing from the tongue of the Taylor Glacier onto the ice-covered surface of West lake Bonney in the Taylor valley of the McMurdo Dry valley in Victoria Land , East Antartica
The salt water source is a subglacial pool of unknown size over by about 400 meters (1,300ft) of ice several kilometres from its tiny outlet at Blood Falls.
The reddish deposit was found in 1997 by the Australian geologist Griffith Taylor , who first explored the valley that bears his name . The Antarctica pioneers first attributed the red color to red algae , but later it was proven to be due only to iron oxide.

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