Life below zero

Life below zero

Credit: Huw Griffiths / British Antarctic Survey

Life continues to amaze.

Hundreds of metres below Antarctic ice, in complete darkness and temperatures below zero, scientists have discovered a community of animals that expands knowledge about survival in frosty conditions.

They found the lifeforms, which consist of various sponges and other potentially unknown species, living on rock 260 kilometres in from the front of the ice shelf and up to 1500 kilometres upstream from the closest source of photosynthesis.


Published by Cosmos.

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