Blood Falls (IMAGE) University of California - Santa Cruz Caption At the end of Taylor Glacier, a hypersaline brine known as "Blood Falls" flows onto the surface. The red color is from iron oxide precipitating from the subglacial waters. Researchers studied mineral deposits formed in the past from such fluids and found evidence of glacial retreat about 400,000 years ago. Credit Terry Blackburn Usage Restrictions For use only with news coverage of this research License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.