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Surprise Shrimp Under Antarctic Ice (NASA)

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Published on Mar 16, 2010

At a depth of 600 feet beneath the West Antarctic ice sheet, a small shrimp-like creature managed to brighten up an otherwise gray polar day in late November 2009. This critter is a three-inch long Lyssianasid amphipod found beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, about 12.5 miles away from open water. NASA scientists were using a borehole camera to look back up towards the ice surface when they spotted this pinkish-orange creature swimming beneath the ice.

credit: NASA

source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/feat...

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