Antarctic Notothenioids have antifreeze proteins to avoid icing up, study says

September 24, 2014 10:28 AM

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A species of fish called Notothenioids is capable of surviving in the waters of Antarctica, have been found to have ice in their veins to avoid freezing up, and keep their bodies functioning.

A recent study and discovery in Notothenioids, has found that the species of fish has the unique ability to survive in incredibly frigid water due to a natural antifreeze. The antifreeze actually causes ice crystals to stay the same size all the time, never growing, or shrinking.

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