Scientists Find Life Buried Under An Antarctic Lake

September 11, 2013 5:46 AM

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Scientists Find Life Buried Under An Antarctic Lake

Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have announced that they’ve confirmed the presence of life in samples of mud from the bottom of a subglacial lake in Antarctica. The team’s findings have been published in the journal Diversity.

The research team conducted their work at Lake Hodgson, on the Antarctic Peninsula. During the last Ice Age over 100,000 years ago, this lake was covered with ice over 1300 feet thick. However, because of rising global temperatures, the ice over Lake Hodgson, like other Antarctic ice sheets, has got...

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