For the second time in a year, a major frost flower event occurred at the Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF), located at the University of Manitoba (CANADA). Dubbed “the earliest blossom in the Peg” by Dr. Feiyue Wang, lead scientist of SERF, the flowering event started on December 24 and lasted until the 29th. Watching the ice crystals grow and taking daily measurements has become part of Wang’s regular routines.

Ocean mussels could be key to helping scientists predict more accurately the rise in sea levels caused by the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet.