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VINCENNES BAY, ANTARTICA - JANUARY 11: A turquoise lake (C) forms from melting snow near Cape Folger on the Budd Coast on January 11, 2008 in the Australian Antarctic Territory. Australia's CSIRO's atmospheric research unit has found the world is warming faster than predicted by the United Nations' top climate change body, with harmful emissions exceeding worst-case estimates. (Photo by Torsten Blackwood - Pool/Getty Images)

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine posted this crazy series of photos from the Vernadsky Research Base in Antarctica that look like the scene of a massacre!

Even though the photos look like something out of our worst nightmares, it turns out the “blood” is actually a type of red algae that thrives in freezing water but becomes dormant in snow and ice. It’s summer in Antarctica, and warmer temperatures have caused the algae to spread. At least, that’s the story that scientist are telling us…

Check out the photos below and READ MORE HERE!

Spooky 'blood snow' invades Antarctic island

It's summer in Antarctica, which means record-high temperatures, jarring glacial melt and - in a very metal symbol of our changing climate - a bit of blood-red snow spattered across the Antarctic Peninsula. Over the past several weeks, the ice around Ukraine's Vernadsky Research Base (located on Galindez Island, off the coast of Antarctica's northernmost peninsula) has been coated in what researchers are calling "raspberry snow."