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Tag: Antarctica life

  • Tuesday, February 16th 2021 - 08:56 UTC

    Discovery of life beneath Antarctica's ice shelves

    Floating ice shelves represent the greatest unexplored habitat in the Southern Ocean. However, but only a size of a tennis court has been studied through eight prior boreholes

    Far underneath the ice shelves of the Antarctic, there’s more life than expected, finds a recent study in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, published this week. During an exploratory survey, researchers drilled through 900 m of ice in the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, situated on the South-Eastern Weddell Sea.