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Eldorado

The mysterious lifeforms beneath Antarctica

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Eldorado

The waters below Antarctica are amongst the most inhospitable environments on our planet - or so we thought.

It's pitch dark, and temperatures are subzero; yet, when scientists drilled through an Antarctic ice shelf far from light or warmth, they found a seafloor boulder that's home to several species we may have never seen before.

A few of the organisms have been seen in similar locations, but this discovery marks the first time stationary creatures that live their lives attached to one place, such as sponges, have been found in this hostile environment.

Full article at Science Alert: Link

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pallidin

I so love Nature!

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BadChadB33

Fascinating!

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Tassie Dude

Awesome! We be like "sh@t, Monday morning, I've got to do the work thing for another week". These guys "oh yeah baby, another week of chilling in sub zero darkness, life is good". I so want to be a sub zero boulder holding sponge. Nature, evolution is brilliant!

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Jon the frog

Would be interesting to know how old they are in this cold and snow growing environment.

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