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Antarctic-type moss peat in the Falkland Islands & the UK


11. Antarctic-type moss peat in the Falkland Islands


These pictures show a moss peat bank similar to those found in the Antarctic, dominated by the moss Polytrichum strictum. It is near Johnson’s Harbour in the Falkland Islands.


12. Antarctic-type moss peat in the UK


Recently the author has discovered one stand of Antarctic-type peat dominated by the moss Polytrichum strictum in the UK: on the island of Islay in Scotland.