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Fish in Antarctic Lake Vostok?
July 9, 2013 | BBC

Lake Vostok is a “lake” located about 2 1/2 miles below the surface ice of Antarctica. It has not had contact with the atmosphere for millions of years. DNA evidence recovered from drilling allows the possibility that “fish” might live in the lake.

National Geographic has an article that quotes other researchers who are skeptical about the DNA evidence.


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Life Found in an Antarctic Subglacial Lake
September 11, 2013 | British Antarctic Survey
"What was surprising was the high biomass and diversity we found. This is the first time microbes have been identified living in the sediments of a subglacial Antarctic lake and indicates that life can exist and potentially thrive in environments we would consider too extreme." Quoted from the British Antarctic Survey press release.

Micro-Sub in a Buried Antarctic Lake
March 3, 2013 | NASA
This video shows how a NASA micro-sub was deployed 2000 feet down a borehole to investigate one of the subglacial lakes in Antarctica.

Topography Below Antarctic Ice
June 10, 2013 | British Antarctic Survey
"Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey have been working with a host of international collaborators to present the most detailed map yet of Antarctica’s landmass. [...] The map allows scientists to analyse, in much greater detail, the bed below the Antarctic ice sheet." Quoted from the British Antarctic Survey press release.


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