Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean are Found to be Teeming with Life
These snowflake-like crystals grow from tiny imperfections in floating sea ice, the super-frigid air causing water vapor to crystallize right out of the air into the stunning ordered shapes you see.
These “frost flowers” have been found to harbor microbial life, far more than the sea around them, creating tiny ecosystems like forzen coral. Life does find a way, huh?
Read more about the research of these “frost flower” microbial communities here.