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Marine Life Discovered Below Antarctic Ice Shelf

In an unforeseen discovery, scientists originate swarms of little shrimp-like creatures when they dig the massive Antarctic ice shelf.

To examine the consequence of climate change beneath the vast ice sheets.

The discovery made by a team of scientists from New Zealand.

Who found the ecosystem 500 metres beneath the ice in a distrusted estuary, hundreds of kilometres from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.

Throughout the drilling complete the ice and into the river for examining the outcome of climate change.

The camera of the team swarmed by amphipods, little creatures from the same lineage as lobsters, crabs and mites.


“For a while, we thought something was wrong with the camera, but when the focus improved, we noticed a swarm of arthropods around 5mm in size,”

said Niwa’s Craig Stevens.

Researchers attentive of a network of concealed freshwater lakes and rivers.

Below the Antarctic ice sheets for some time but they however directly surveyed, Horgan said.

“Getting to observe and sample this river was like being the first to enter a hidden world.”

Instruments had been left in the river to perceive its behavior, he said, while lab researchers would scrutinize what makes the water unique.

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