Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Antarctica Animals Under the Ice

Ars Technica reports that a Russian research team reached the waters of Lake Vostok in Antarctica, one of the largest lakes on Earth, but buried under 3,700 meters (12, 139 ft.) of ice. Researchers believe that the presence of microbial life suggests that there may be animals living far below the ice.
Previously, scientists had taken samples of organisms from the undersides of glaciers.  Some of the lake’s waters freeze onto the bottoms of glaciers that move across the surface of the lake, trapping any organisms within them.

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