Crimson Cliffs. A View of the Coloured Snow in Lat. 76. 25 N. & Long. 68. W.

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These cliffs were found in Baffin Bay west of Cape York. When their color was noted, Ross sent some of the crew to investigate the cause of it. The snow was colored to a depth of 10-12 feet. Samples were taken and examined on board ship. It was concluded that the red matter was of vegetable origin and may have come from some plants that grew at the tops of the cliffs.

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