A frozen river in the Arctic desert recently led scientists to a remarkable find: a spring gushing from a deep gully on Canada's Ellesmere Island.
The unnamed bubbler is the farthest north spring ever found, researchers reported June 9 in the journal Geology. Spotted near Otto Fiord on the island's west coast, the roaring spring emerges from a deeply carved mountainside almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) above the ice-filled river.
But it's more than location that makes this Arctic spring so surprising — its incredible flow is rare in the polar latitudes.
"It's perplexing," study lead author Steve Grasby said. "It's a huge volume of water."
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