subglacial lake
Subglacial Ecosystem
Subglacial Ecosystem
Jef Akst | Aug 22, 2014
Samples from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life.
Doubts Surface About Antarctic Life
Doubts Surface About Antarctic Life
Chris Palmer | Jul 11, 2013
Researchers contend that contamination is behind recent suggestions that Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake harbors complex life such as crustaceans and fish.
Antarctic Lake Teems With Life
Antarctic Lake Teems With Life
Chris Palmer | Jul 9, 2013
DNA and RNA sequences from Lake Vostok below the Antarctic glacier reveal thousands of bacteria species, including some commonly found in fish digestive systems.
Life in Lake Vostok?
Life in Lake Vostok?
Dan Cossins | Mar 13, 2013
Researchers analyzing samples from Antarctic subglacial lake confirm they have found unknown bacteria, and claim the microbes come from the lake rather than contaminants.
Ice Lake Home to Life
Ice Lake Home to Life
Dan Cossins | Feb 8, 2013
Researchers have found evidence of microbial life in samples taken from a lake hidden beneath 800 meters of Antarctic ice, but it’s not yet clear how the bacteria survive.
Samples Snagged from Antarctic Lake
Samples Snagged from Antarctic Lake
Dan Cossins | Jan 30, 2013
US researchers have brought up liquid water samples from a body of water sealed beneath nearly a kilometer of Antarctic ice.
 
Life Under the Ice?
Life Under the Ice?
Dan Cossins | Jan 15, 2013
A US-led team of explorers are ready to start drilling into one remote Antarctic lake, while Russian scientists are about to analyze samples from another.