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Image: Microscope slide of Protoccus nivalis, or

Microscope slide of Protoccus nivalis, or "red snow," collected at Cape York
Greenland scientific equipment

Aug. 1, 1908
1 x 2 15/16 x 1/16 in. (3 x 8 cm)

Object Type: scientific equipment
Creation Places: North America, Greenland, Northwest Greenland
Medium and Support: glass
Credit Line: Gift of F. Gordon Foster
Accession Number: 1990.10.1
Microscope slide of an alga that grows on snow, giving it a crimson tinge. "Red snow" is now re-classified as Chlamydomonas nivalis. John Goodsell collected specimens at Salvo Island during the North Pole expedition.

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