Surprise haul of dead crustaceans and tardigrades made in Mercer subglacial lake
Scientists have found the remains of tiny, ancient animals in an Antarctic lake that has lain undisturbed for thousands of years beneath a kilometre-thick slab of ice.
The surprise haul of dead crustaceans and tardigrades, or “water bears”, was made by US researchers on a rare mission to drill into the Mercer subglacial lake which lies nearly 400 miles from the south pole.
Original Title: Antarctica expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient 'water bears'
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/18/antarctica-tardigrades-crustaceans-mercer-subglacial-lake