Animals under Antarctic ice?
Data suggest a web of lake organisms might thrive deep under ice; scientists struggle to make sense of the new report
By Douglas Fox, 11:32 AM July 22, 2013
Lake Vostok is the seventh-largest lake on Earth. It is also the fourth deepest. Although it was discovered more than 20 years ago, humans have never laid eyes on it. And that’s because it lies beneath 3.7 kilometers (2.3 miles) of ice in the center of Antarctica. But its remote site has not kept scientists from trying to probe this lake and whatever it may hide. And if one team is correct, the mysterious lake has indeed been hiding a shocking mix of living things. Perhaps thousands of dif...
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