Life found beneath Antarctic ice sheet 'shouldn't be there'

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New Scientist

Prije 16 dana

Biologists say the inadvertent discovery of sea life on a boulder underneath an Antarctic ice shelf and hundreds of kilometres challenges our understanding of how far organisms can live from sunlight.
A British Antarctic Survey team drilled through the 900-metre-thick Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf and dropped a camera down the hole in search of mud on the seabed. To their surprise, the camera revealed a boulder ringed by animals. Video footage appear to show 16 sponges, accompanied by 22 unidentified animals which could include barnacles. It is the first time such immobile life has been found beneath an Antarctic ice sheet. “There’s all sorts of reasons they shouldn’t be there,” says Huw Griffiths at the British Antarctic Survey, who analysed the footage.
Read more: www.newscientist.com/article/2267737-life-found-beneath-antarctic-ice-sheet-shouldnt-be-there/

Komentari
David Southern
David Southern Prije 3 dana
Apparently there is red sand on mars, lots of it oooooooooo yawn
Bonesaw
Bonesaw Prije 5 dana
This is a clickbait right?
Pedro Aliu
Pedro Aliu Prije 8 dana
Ancient organisms and virus trapped for millions of years. Such a good time to set them free.
Exauce Mayunga
Exauce Mayunga Prije 10 dana
How do they know its alive?
Elpidio Espinoza
Elpidio Espinoza Prije 10 dana
That rock looks out of place.🤔Comet.🤔
Speedy Goblin Shark
Speedy Goblin Shark Prije 10 dana
in my opinion life started in the deep sea and worked it's way up
너프먹고 퇴물된 송하나
너프먹고 퇴물된 송하나 Prije 10 dana
남극의 신비..... 신종 생물이 인간세계를 위협할지도 모르고 무섭다
Dead Cool
Dead Cool Prije 10 dana
Sponge bob i mean...
Pietro Cantuccini
Pietro Cantuccini Prije 11 dana
Thanks for the subtitles, as I couldn't hear much of the commentatoress due to the bleeding loud soundtrack!
Dejuan Martin
Dejuan Martin Prije 12 dana
Couldn't see anything but ok cool
michelle mead
michelle mead Prije 12 dana
Why say it shouldnt be there. Just because it beyond understanding as we know it. Its there cause it should be. Im sure theres way more that we dont know.
周靖
周靖 Prije 12 dana
put it back, seal it back!
Jay C
Jay C Prije 13 dana
Sweet! How long till we manage to destroy this habitat now that we’ve found it?
Daniel Stadden
Daniel Stadden Prije 3 dana
Just long enough to exploit it
SIDDHARTH SONAL
SIDDHARTH SONAL Prije 13 dana
😂😂 they accidentally destroyed their half of population 😂😂😂
HELLION
HELLION Prije 13 dana
So the video clip duration is only 0.51 secs... come on..! You can do better than that..!!
Vinita Sehgal
Vinita Sehgal Prije 13 dana
Life is everywhere...
PrehistoricCraft & Fakemon Forever
PrehistoricCraft & Fakemon Forever Prije 13 dana
Darwin: That my bois B)
Anime Initiative
Anime Initiative Prije 13 dana
Just dont wake up the Godzilla ..
Namish Shaikh
Namish Shaikh Prije 13 dana
😂
Omar majestic
Omar majestic Prije 13 dana
The thing !!!
Raymond Cruz
Raymond Cruz Prije 13 dana
how can it be liquid water underneath 900 meters of ice no sun no daylight i dont understand
Tommy Lopez
Tommy Lopez Prije 13 dana
Scary .
Nina Lehman
Nina Lehman Prije 13 dana
If there are filter feeders, then there are microbes to eat, too. Did they bring up a water sample?
FishHeadSalad
FishHeadSalad Prije 13 dana
I think Dr. Ian Malcolm put it best when he said "life finds a way".
Alen Vidović
Alen Vidović Prije 14 dana
Was someone expecting something fucking big and slow to appear? Or a big eye open from the sand
Thetruth inyafaceboi
Thetruth inyafaceboi Prije 14 dana
First thing that came out my mind is" Richard E. Byrd" The high jump operation
MRJ GAMER
MRJ GAMER Prije 14 dana
Another proof for the famous quote from Jurassic Park "Life finds a way".
Illuminated sphere
Illuminated sphere Prije 14 dana
Looks like it’s growing off whale 🐋 poo 💩
Jake Craig
Jake Craig Prije 14 dana
Saw this on the news came straight here
KillerQueen
KillerQueen Prije 14 dana
reminds me of the humonculos video. by planet nibru or that one russian guy
flamencoprof
flamencoprof Prije 14 dana
I liked the boulder; rounded like in a river, in the ocean. Glacial erratic is my guess. Who knows what life it brought down there when it sank?
Laszlo Szabo
Laszlo Szabo Prije 14 dana
The Thing
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin Prije 14 dana
aww man I wanna see some crazy new animal, not something that's usually on our plates
Ankit Gambhir
Ankit Gambhir Prije 14 dana
May be alien 👽 spices
muel0017
muel0017 Prije 14 dana
“Life...uh..finds a way.”
Barry Ram
Barry Ram Prije 14 dana
This video needs to be a lot shorter, with much louder music, way more massive embedded subtitles, and more adds plastered all over. Great discovery, but a solid thumbs down for the video
Daniel Frederikson
Daniel Frederikson Prije 14 dana
how do i get rid of the writing?
Pranav Patil
Pranav Patil Prije 14 dana
Remove the video suggestions from the bottom right at the end of the video, it’s blocking the content..
holly clown
holly clown Prije 14 dana
Scientists: this shouldn’t be here! Life: *flips the bird*
Mr.sunflower
Mr.sunflower Prije 13 dana
XD
The Green Phantom
The Green Phantom Prije 14 dana
It makes you wonder what else could be found with more exploration.
Daniel Stadden
Daniel Stadden Prije 3 dana
@Cyber Batman we already have your selfies
Steven
Steven Prije 12 dana
Deez nuts
Cyber Batman
Cyber Batman Prije 12 dana
I giant double headed dildo with wings
Point And Click
Point And Click Prije 14 dana
This video is awesome.
Naughtystimpy
Naughtystimpy Prije 14 dana
I couldn't see the video - very irritating. Also why have you made the subtitles permanent and part of the video!? I couldn't get rid of the subtitles
LivingTwice
LivingTwice Prije 14 dana
how is there snow on the ground underwater?
Nina Lehman
Nina Lehman Prije 13 dana
What is referred to as “snow” is actually very fine particulates which sit on the bottom until some scientists come along with a camera and cause the water current to stir things up.
Jannis
Jannis Prije 14 dana
>Life found beneath Antarctic ice sheet... Second Impact incoming I guess...
tchekof o'
tchekof o' Prije 13 dana
oh god oh fuck
Top Lobster
Top Lobster Prije 14 dana
This may say quite a bit about the likelihood of finding life on Europa.
Exauce Mayunga
Exauce Mayunga Prije 3 dana
@Daniel Stadden I believe so
Daniel Stadden
Daniel Stadden Prije 3 dana
@Exauce Mayunga is Earth life the only life
Exauce Mayunga
Exauce Mayunga Prije 10 dana
Europa's ice is not the same as Earth's
ZoNeS Productions
ZoNeS Productions Prije 14 dana
I was about to type the same thing! I'm really looking forward to when that mission goes ahead.
Yvonne Renèe
Yvonne Renèe Prije 14 dana
🥱 do better
Angel Morales Alvarez
Angel Morales Alvarez Prije 14 dana
is there any more footage of this?
Marcus G
Marcus G Prije 14 dana
Me to
Angel Morales Alvarez
Angel Morales Alvarez Prije 14 dana
I'm interested
Hanna B.C.G
Hanna B.C.G Prije 14 dana
They found Spongebob!!!!
Mario
Mario Prije 15 dana
sponges and some golden teachers.
Green Is Not A Creative Colour
Green Is Not A Creative Colour Prije 15 dana
1. Thanks for finally narrating these videos! 2. Nobody should ever be surprised at where life turns up, especially not on Earth.
Feather
Feather Prije 15 dana
They're the oldest animals too.
The Truth Is Out 777
The Truth Is Out 777 Prije 15 dana
Terrible existence
Mark Cliffe
Mark Cliffe Prije 15 dana
It's resilience like this that convinces me that when humanity eventually destroys itself in nuclear winter, some will still carry on, repopulate, and there will be more resilience and prosperity until we do it again, repeat, repeat, repeat...
Daniel Stadden
Daniel Stadden Prije 3 dana
But then the sun runs out of fuel
StYxXx
StYxXx Prije 15 dana
Music louder than the voice and the important part of the clip was way too short to see anything :/
ThrummerOfLove
ThrummerOfLove Prije 15 dana
I'd be a little careful about poking around down there; you may not like what you find.
Cherry [L]
Cherry [L] Prije 3 dana
@Your best friend Blaze . I’m sorry but I’m not going to take you seriously when you can’t even spell “being” correctly. I hope you don’t grow up with that same opinion, otherwise I’d only have to hope you never add to the gene pool. People with your type of mindset slow the progression of science and reasoning with your ignorance and stupidity.
Your best friend Blaze .
Your best friend Blaze . Prije 3 dana
@Cherry [L] it’s better to not know
Your best friend Blaze .
Your best friend Blaze . Prije 3 dana
@Cherry [L] what does he mean “by bieng left alone” ITS BY BIENG LEFT ALONE ...you may not like what you find down there ...you could find some new species of shark or fish or slug or what ever but it’s better to be left alone plus like the person said “unholy,nightmarish,creepy stuff “
Daniel Stadden
Daniel Stadden Prije 3 dana
@Renata loving life yeah like indigenous people
Cherry [L]
Cherry [L] Prije 8 dana
@Renata loving life What do you think “should be left alone”
Kooka Munga
Kooka Munga Prije 15 dana
The question is How did Noah drill a hole in the ice then find two of these creatures and finally put them in his Ark untill the flood was over ?
Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin Prije 14 dana
@Egors Deimos logical man
Lilien Calvel
Lilien Calvel Prije 14 dana
@Egors Deimos So true
Egors Deimos
Egors Deimos Prije 14 dana
Well if they could survive in water, why the fuck would he put them on a boat? They are already fine
Gary Bonie
Gary Bonie Prije 15 dana
It was a team of geologists, not biologists, that made the discovery. They then consulted with an off-site biologist.
A P
A P Prije 15 dana
Every time we find out that life is more “diverse and adaptive” than expected it sucks cause like.... where all the other life at in the universe
Whirled Publishing
Whirled Publishing Prije 15 dana
This "life" isn't all that "adaptive" - the problem is that the Antarctic sea waters are so unusually warm that creatures are coming in off the adjacent sea currents and deciding to stay.
Jim mij
Jim mij Prije 15 dana
Presume these life forms need something to feed on to grow and procreate, does that suggest there is more life down there then what the video suggests.
Whirled Publishing
Whirled Publishing Prije 14 dana
@Chris Palmer "Life found beneath Antarctic ice sheet 'shouldn't be there' - the sea creatures are there now because over the past several years, volcanic heat has been warming up the sea waters which rapidly melts the ice shelves - the unusually warm sea waters also attracts creatures from passing sea currents.
Chris Palmer
Chris Palmer Prije 14 dana
@Whirled Publishing based on what? Those things could be centuries old.
Whirled Publishing
Whirled Publishing Prije 15 dana
Yes - they're not admitting that the cause for this is that the sea waters are unusually warm.
Graeme Pennell
Graeme Pennell Prije 15 dana
When is the human psyche going to realise that "life find a way". No matter what kind of life it is.
Wade
Wade Prije 10 dana
Found that out when I left a piece of pizza under my bed for a year
Arun Lamsal
Arun Lamsal Prije 15 dana
Would love to read detail article about its exploration & identification as it gets published. Cong to all the team members.🌷
konsul2006
konsul2006 Prije 15 dana
I bet they'd love a warm hell compared to that ice hole😅 Life is awesome.
Pro&Con
Pro&Con Prije 15 dana
Awesome find.. :-) Kudos to the Biologist. :-))
Kurtis Engle
Kurtis Engle Prije 15 dana
Why are there 'things' on the screen. You know, where the video is supposed to be?
ritshopper
ritshopper Prije 15 dana
This is really big news, since the underground sea under Antarctica has been isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years. The place is completely inhospitable and these complex life forms have been able to adapt and survive. This makes a visit to Jupiter's moon Europa even more exiting!
Whirled Publishing
Whirled Publishing Prije 15 dana
It's not isolated - sea currents from the South Pacific and South Atlantic flow along there - and those sea currents come from the equatorial Pacific and equatorial Atlantic..
Steve I
Steve I Prije 15 dana
Animals? looks like mushrooms
Dom Yelin
Dom Yelin Prije 14 dana
mushrooms are animals, they respire, not photosynthesise.
Protista protista
Protista protista Prije 15 dana
It's really thoughtful that the 20% off overlay completely and irritatingly obscured the video annotation. Thanks! From a subscriber - to New Scientist, itself. Presumably these life forms were 20% Off.
Kurtis Engle
Kurtis Engle Prije 15 dana
@New Scientist No, you haven't. Instead of trying to 'adjust', how about "trying" to get the junk off the screen so we can see the video you posted?
New Scientist
New Scientist Prije 15 dana
Hi. The juxtaposition was unfortunate. I'm not sure you can put a value on newly discovered lifeforms. 20% off priceless is still, well, priceless. I've adjusted now for a better experience. Thanks for being a subscriber.
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- Prije 15 dana
0:20 - *sessile
9385dee7
9385dee7 Prije 15 dana
Cool, couldn't tell what the other stuff that as being pointed to because of the 20% off ad in the corner. Solid!
Cyber Batman
Cyber Batman Prije 12 dana
@IonianGarden don't show them to the Chinese, they'll eat them.
Nas Nasro
Nas Nasro Prije 12 dana
Yeah! Always having these ads at the end blocking the view for the last few seconds
New Scientist
New Scientist Prije 15 dana
Oops. We'll take a look.
IonianGarden
IonianGarden Prije 15 dana
Antarctic sponges, 20% off! Come on down!
Fernando Fernandes
Fernando Fernandes Prije 15 dana
scary
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