Antarctic fish have antifreeze, anti-melt blood

September 23, 2014 1:41 PM

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Antarctic fish have antifreeze, anti-melt blood

Special proteins prevent ice crystals from growing, but also from melting

If you’re going to live in the icy waters of the Antarctic, you’re going to want something to keep your blood from turning into solid ice. According to researchers from the University of Illinois, Antarctic notothenioid fishes have a protein in their blood that does just that.

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