Those Tiny Ice Wedges in Antarctica Have an Important Role to Play in Understanding Global Warming

January 23, 2015 9:40 AM

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Those Tiny Ice Wedges in Antarctica Have an Important Role to Play in Understanding Global Warming

We think nothing surprises us anymore until we find another life form truly unique and different from the last discovery, and living in places where any life form is not expected to exist. Here’s another one. This is not the ghost fish from the deepest part of Marianas trench or that monster looking shark recently caught in Australia. This one is a translucent fish found in one of the tiny ice wedges in Antarctica.

What is an ice wedge anyway? It’s a crack on the ground, surrounded by a thin sheet of ice 4 to 5 meters at ground level and tapers as it go downwards.

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