National Geographic : 1963 Feb
Canada Glacier Sticks Its Tongue Into Wright Valley Three "dry" valleys-Wright, Taylor, and Victoria-all near McMurdo Sound, are almost as hostile to life as the ice that buries 98 percent of Antarc tica. Thaw, evaporation, and wind erosion cut Canada Gla cier short of its goal, the sea. Mummified seal, perhaps thousands of years old, in trigues visitors to Taylor Val ley. Biologists believe it wan dered from the herd, died, and became mummified in dry, al most bacteria-free air. Soviet explorers have found such seals in an Antarctic val ley of death near Australia's Davis Station. Fierce skua, a gull-like bird, mothers chicks on Cape Evans. She sometimes ranges deep into the Antarctic heart land, for reasons unknown.