Antarctic fish species have Antifreeze, Anti-melt proteins to fight harsh conditions

September 24, 2014 12:30 AM

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Antarctic fish species have Antifreeze, Anti-melt proteins to fight harsh conditions

Scientists have found a new species of fish off the coast of Antarctica that actually possess antifreeze proteins in its blood that allows them to endure the harsh bone-chilling winter conditions of the Southern Ocean.

According to the researchers, the adaptation protects the fish from freezing in the cold waters of Antarctica at the sub-temperatures. However, the researchers said that this remarkable evolutionary adaptation comes with a warning.

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