Scientists have discovered an abundance of life living under Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf. It had been believed that nothing could survive under Antarctica until recently. With the ice sheet over 30 feet deep, and temperatures below freezing and no sunlight, it is shocking to find out there is flourishing life. The Ocean never stops amazing me.The discovery comes from the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling Project (WISSARD). The project was the first to drill through the layers of ice to reveal the flourishing life underneath. The discovery was made using a custom built robot which was lowered into the hole that was drilled through the ice. This is the first discovery of the grounding zone of Antarctic Glacier and provides a surprising discovery and possibility of marine life in unexpected places. MORE

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