Vast Community of Bacteria and Clams Under Antarctic Ice

Posted on July 31, 2005  Comments (0)

Beneath Ice Shelf’s Remains, Life Blossoms from

The area had been isolated under the ice for at least 10,000 years, and the discovery means that “the chance of life happening in other places that are even more restricted is increased,”

The bacteria under the Larsen B ice shelf evolved in far colder conditions than other known cold-seep communities, thriving in near- or below-freezing temperatures, and may have unique properties.

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