Dry Valleys

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Dry Valleys
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Three major valleys

They are separated by iceless mountain ridges. Their names are Taylor, Victoria and Wright.

Rock-strewn ground

The valley floors are scattered with small and large rocks. Some of the rocks have been shaped over time into grotesque forms by the valley's strong winds.


The land is not entirely lifeless. Some small scale life (including fungi) have evolved into life forms that live inside the porous rocks.

Location in Antarctica

The Dry Valleys are near the Ross Ice Shelf, and even closer to the US operated McMurdo Station. The latter is known for its ecological and environmental research.

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