Antarctic fish with ice in its veins: How does it stay alive?

September 23, 2014 5:58 PM

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Antarctic fish with ice in its veins: How does it stay alive?

Scientists long have known that antifreeze proteins help a species of Antarctic fish survive in frigid waters. Now research has found that these proteins also prevent some fish from ever ridding themselves of the ice in their bodies.

Even after being studied for decades, the notothenioid, a bony fish that thrives in frigid waters, continues to hold surprises.

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