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  • 05:32:34 am on March 16, 2010 | 0
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    Scientists go ‘gaga’ to find creatures beneath 600 feet of ice

    WASHINGTON – In a surprising discovery about where higher life can thrive, scientists for the first time found a shrimp-like creature and a jellyfish frolicking beneath a massive Antarctic ice sheet.

    Six hundred feet below the ice where no light shines, scientists had figured nothing much more than a few microbes could exist.

    That’s why a NASA team was surprised when they lowered a video camera to get the first long look at the underbelly of an ice sheet in Antarctica. A curious shrimp-like creature came swimming by and then parked itself on the camera’s cable. Scientists also pulled up a tentacle they believe came from a foot-long jellyfish.

    read more http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100315/ap_on_sc/us_sci_antarctica_sea_life

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