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Life in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica
June 5, 2013 | Discover Magazine

Researchers have found a diversity of microbial life in soils of the dry valleys of Antarctica.


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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.

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.

Life on a Whale Skeleton a Mile Below the Antarctic
March 19, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
A 35-foot-long whale skeleton on the Antarctic sea floor - nearly one mile below the surface - was supporting a diversity of life including nine previously unknown deep-sea species.


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