Amazing Fish With Antifreeze For Blood Discovered

September 23, 2014 5:22 PM

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Amazing Fish With Antifreeze For Blood Discovered

Off the coast of Antarctica there is a species of fish that actually has antifreeze proteins in its blood. This adaptation keeps the fish from freezing in the sub 0 temperatures but there seems to be a caveat to this remarkable evolutionary adaptation.

The Notothenioid fish species’ blood has to hold onto ice that gets in its blood. To prevent the ice crystals from growing the antifreeze proteins and mechanisms go into affect. Even after examining the fish in above freezing temperatures there was ice found in the blood of the creatures. Univers...

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