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Antarctic Lake Vostok 'might have fish'

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:50 PM

There could be some complex animals living in Lake Vostok, which lies close to 4km below Antarctica's ice sheet.

The possibility is raised by scientists who have sifted genetic material in ice drilled from close to Vostok's surface.

They found signatures for organisms such as bacteria that are often associated with marine molluscs, crustaceans and even fish.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-23230864

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 08 July 2013 - 03:50 PM, said:

There could be some complex animals living in Lake Vostok, which lies close to 4km below Antarctica's ice sheet.

The possibility is raised by scientists who have sifted genetic material in ice drilled from close to Vostok's surface.

They found signatures for organisms such as bacteria that are often associated with marine molluscs, crustaceans and even fish.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-23230864

Interesting find.  So there is eitehr prehistoric marin life or the lake is connected to the ocean in some way?


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:36 PM

There has been life found in other places thought impossible to support life.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:34 AM

I was just reading about this online. Very interesting. I wonder how the Oxygen cycle must work down there. Probably not a lot of chlorophyll down there.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:37 AM

Micro life forsure complex life other than plant not so much


re think maybe some heat vents hmmm

Edited by The Silver Thong, 09 July 2013 - 04:43 AM.

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