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

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/

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  • This makes me laugh! The reason for this is that Scientist leave out the most important fact about our planet: It was created by God! It was created perfectly in every way possible, in way's that baffle the science world to this day, and God with continue to do so to prove He is God. In the bible it says this Genesis 1:20-23 Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.” So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird-each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day. Gospel of John 1:1-5 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. Jesus Christ King of all kings and Lord of all lords, creator of everything seen and unseen. Believe in Him today & Worship Him and be saved.

    Stephen ChannonStephen ChannonPrije dan
  • Cool Don’t eat it now

    William, KWilliam, KPrije 2 dana
  • Apparently there is red sand on mars, lots of it oooooooooo yawn

    David SouthernDavid SouthernPrije 6 dana
  • This is a clickbait right?

    BonesawBonesawPrije 8 dana
  • Ancient organisms and virus trapped for millions of years. Such a good time to set them free.

    Pedro AliuPedro AliuPrije 11 dana
  • How do they know its alive?

    Exauce MayungaExauce MayungaPrije 13 dana
  • That rock looks out of place.🤔Comet.🤔

    Elpidio EspinozaElpidio EspinozaPrije 13 dana
  • in my opinion life started in the deep sea and worked it's way up

    Speedy Goblin SharkSpeedy Goblin SharkPrije 13 dana
  • 남극의 신비..... 신종 생물이 인간세계를 위협할지도 모르고 무섭다

    너프먹고 퇴물된 송하나너프먹고 퇴물된 송하나Prije 13 dana
  • Sponge bob i mean...

    Dead CoolDead CoolPrije 13 dana
  • Thanks for the subtitles, as I couldn't hear much of the commentatoress due to the bleeding loud soundtrack!

    Pietro CantucciniPietro CantucciniPrije 15 dana
  • Couldn't see anything but ok cool

    Dejuan MartinDejuan MartinPrije 15 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.

    michelle meadmichelle meadPrije 15 dana
  • put it back, seal it back!

    周靖周靖Prije 15 dana
  • Sweet! How long till we manage to destroy this habitat now that we’ve found it?

    Jay CJay CPrije 16 dana
    • Just long enough to exploit it

      Daniel StaddenDaniel StaddenPrije 7 dana
  • 😂😂 they accidentally destroyed their half of population 😂😂😂

    SIDDHARTH SONALSIDDHARTH SONALPrije 16 dana
  • So the video clip duration is only 0.51 secs... come on..! You can do better than that..!!

    HELLIONHELLIONPrije 16 dana
  • Life is everywhere...

    Vinita SehgalVinita SehgalPrije 16 dana
  • Darwin: That my bois B)

    PrehistoricCraft & Fakemon ForeverPrehistoricCraft & Fakemon ForeverPrije 16 dana
  • Just dont wake up the Godzilla ..

    Anime InitiativeAnime InitiativePrije 16 dana
    • 😂

      Namish ShaikhNamish ShaikhPrije 16 dana
  • The thing !!!

    Omar majesticOmar majesticPrije 16 dana
  • how can it be liquid water underneath 900 meters of ice no sun no daylight i dont understand

    Raymond CruzRaymond CruzPrije 16 dana
  • Scary .

    Tommy LopezTommy LopezPrije 16 dana
  • If there are filter feeders, then there are microbes to eat, too. Did they bring up a water sample?

    Nina LehmanNina LehmanPrije 16 dana
  • I think Dr. Ian Malcolm put it best when he said "life finds a way".

    FishHeadSaladFishHeadSaladPrije 17 dana
  • Was someone expecting something fucking big and slow to appear? Or a big eye open from the sand

    Alen VidovićAlen VidovićPrije 17 dana
  • First thing that came out my mind is" Richard E. Byrd" The high jump operation

    Thetruth inyafaceboiThetruth inyafaceboiPrije 17 dana
  • Another proof for the famous quote from Jurassic Park "Life finds a way".

    MRJ GAMERMRJ GAMERPrije 17 dana
  • Looks like it’s growing off whale 🐋 poo 💩

    Illuminated sphereIlluminated spherePrije 17 dana
  • Saw this on the news came straight here

    Jake CraigJake CraigPrije 17 dana
  • reminds me of the humonculos video. by planet nibru or that one russian guy

    KillerQueenKillerQueenPrije 17 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?

    flamencoprofflamencoprofPrije 17 dana
  • The Thing

    Laszlo SzaboLaszlo SzaboPrije 17 dana
  • aww man I wanna see some crazy new animal, not something that's usually on our plates

    Vladimir PutinVladimir PutinPrije 17 dana
  • May be alien 👽 spices

    Ankit GambhirAnkit GambhirPrije 17 dana
  • “Life...uh..finds a way.”

    muel0017muel0017Prije 17 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

    Barry RamBarry RamPrije 17 dana
  • how do i get rid of the writing?

    Daniel FrederiksonDaniel FrederiksonPrije 17 dana
  • Remove the video suggestions from the bottom right at the end of the video, it’s blocking the content..

    Pranav PatilPranav PatilPrije 17 dana
  • Scientists: this shouldn’t be here! Life: *flips the bird*

    holly clownholly clownPrije 17 dana
    • XD

      Mr.sunflowerMr.sunflowerPrije 16 dana
  • It makes you wonder what else could be found with more exploration.

    The Green PhantomThe Green PhantomPrije 17 dana
    • Another civilization is beneath us

      NVSTI ESTNVSTI ESTPrije sat
    • @Cyber Batman we already have your selfies

      Daniel StaddenDaniel StaddenPrije 7 dana
    • Deez nuts

      StevenStevenPrije 15 dana
    • I giant double headed dildo with wings

      Cyber BatmanCyber BatmanPrije 15 dana
  • This video is awesome.

    Point And ClickPoint And ClickPrije 17 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

    NaughtystimpyNaughtystimpyPrije 17 dana
  • how is there snow on the ground underwater?

    LivingTwiceLivingTwicePrije 17 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.

      Nina LehmanNina LehmanPrije 16 dana
  • >Life found beneath Antarctic ice sheet... Second Impact incoming I guess...

    JannisJannisPrije 17 dana
    • oh god oh fuck

      tchekof o'tchekof o'Prije 16 dana
  • This may say quite a bit about the likelihood of finding life on Europa.

    Top LobsterTop LobsterPrije 17 dana
    • @Daniel Stadden I believe so

      Exauce MayungaExauce MayungaPrije 7 dana
    • @Exauce Mayunga is Earth life the only life

      Daniel StaddenDaniel StaddenPrije 7 dana
    • Europa's ice is not the same as Earth's

      Exauce MayungaExauce MayungaPrije 13 dana
    • I was about to type the same thing! I'm really looking forward to when that mission goes ahead.

      ZoNeS ProductionsZoNeS ProductionsPrije 17 dana
  • 🥱 do better

    Yvonne RenèeYvonne RenèePrije 17 dana
  • is there any more footage of this?

    Angel Morales AlvarezAngel Morales AlvarezPrije 18 dana
    • Me to

      Marcus GMarcus GPrije 17 dana
    • I'm interested

      Angel Morales AlvarezAngel Morales AlvarezPrije 17 dana
  • They found Spongebob!!!!

    Hanna B.C.GHanna B.C.GPrije 18 dana
  • sponges and some golden teachers.

    MarioMarioPrije 18 dana
  • 1. Thanks for finally narrating these videos! 2. Nobody should ever be surprised at where life turns up, especially not on Earth.

    Green Is Not A Creative ColourGreen Is Not A Creative ColourPrije 18 dana
  • Terrible existence

    The Truth Is Out 777The Truth Is Out 777Prije 18 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...

    Mark CliffeMark CliffePrije 18 dana
    • But then the sun runs out of fuel

      Daniel StaddenDaniel StaddenPrije 7 dana
  • Music louder than the voice and the important part of the clip was way too short to see anything :/

    StYxXxStYxXxPrije 18 dana
  • I'd be a little careful about poking around down there; you may not like what you find.

    ThrummerOfLoveThrummerOfLovePrije 18 dana
    • Another civilization is beneath us

      NVSTI ESTNVSTI ESTPrije sat
    • @Your local Meme provider . 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.

      Cherry [L]Cherry [L]Prije 6 dana
    • @Cherry [L] it’s better to not know

      Your local Meme provider .Your local Meme provider .Prije 6 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 “

      Your local Meme provider .Your local Meme provider .Prije 6 dana
    • @Renata loving life yeah like indigenous people

      Daniel StaddenDaniel StaddenPrije 7 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 ?

    Kooka MungaKooka MungaPrije 18 dana
    • @Egors Deimos Fish: but Noah, we live in the water, it's cool brah Noah: You're getting saved, whether you like it or not, damn it

      CrappyPaintPapaCrappyPaintPapaPrije dan
    • @Grey Alien I’m glad you this as well. Although I can see the importance of thought, this seems like it was thoughtlessly said without thinking if the creatures would survive outside of water.

      Egors DeimosEgors DeimosPrije 3 dana
    • @Egors Deimos some people just devoid all common sense and don't even attempt to think just to fill their own ideas.

      Grey AlienGrey AlienPrije 3 dana
    • @Egors Deimos logical man

      Vladimir PutinVladimir PutinPrije 17 dana
    • @Egors Deimos So true

      Lilien CalvelLilien CalvelPrije 17 dana
  • It was a team of geologists, not biologists, that made the discovery. They then consulted with an off-site biologist.

    Gary BonieGary BoniePrije 18 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

    A PA PPrije 18 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.

      Whirled PublishingWhirled PublishingPrije 18 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.

    Jim mijJim mijPrije 18 dana
    • @Grey Alien of course you would know, you and your friends probably put them there didn't you

      CrappyPaintPapaCrappyPaintPapaPrije dan
    • @Grey Alien you're probably right. I was replying because Whirled thinks they are there because of recent global warming.

      Chris PalmerChris PalmerPrije 2 dana
    • @Chris Palmer centuries? do you know how deep this is? this is 1000s of years old.

      Grey AlienGrey AlienPrije 3 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.

      Whirled PublishingWhirled PublishingPrije 18 dana
    • @Whirled Publishing based on what? Those things could be centuries old.

      Chris PalmerChris PalmerPrije 18 dana
  • When is the human psyche going to realise that "life find a way". No matter what kind of life it is.

    Graeme PennellGraeme PennellPrije 18 dana
    • Found that out when I left a piece of pizza under my bed for a year

      WadeWadePrije 13 dana
  • Would love to read detail article about its exploration & identification as it gets published. Cong to all the team members.🌷

    Arun LamsalArun LamsalPrije 18 dana
  • I bet they'd love a warm hell compared to that ice hole😅 Life is awesome.

    konsul2006konsul2006Prije 18 dana
  • Awesome find.. :-) Kudos to the Biologist. :-))

    Pro&ConPro&ConPrije 18 dana
  • Why are there 'things' on the screen. You know, where the video is supposed to be?

    Kurtis EngleKurtis EnglePrije 18 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!

    ritshopperritshopperPrije 18 dana
    • no, not millions of years.

      Grey AlienGrey AlienPrije 3 dana
    • You're free to believe "millions of years" if you enjoy being so detached from reality as to be rendered insane ... you're free to cling to the inside walls of the prison of lies ... you're free to regurgitate the toxic idiotic demonic vomit that was spoon-fed to you ... or ... you can consider the source as you realize the multi-million dollar publishing houses that print the lies and lunacy in schoolbooks and in college textbooks are controlled by the billionaires that also control the banks and the stock markets, the news and the politicians, the military forces and the CEO's ... you can recall that the 1% controls 99% of the world wealth as you ponder whether those hoarding the wealth and relegating the majority to poverty are really invested in you having the truth or if maybe they're committed to lying to the public in the fake science magazines and in the "bestsellers on the cutting edge of science" ... and since the seawater beneath the ice shelves is not isolated, since sea currents from the South Pacific and South Atlantic flow along - and beneath - the ice shelves - since those sea currents come from the equatorial Pacific and equatorial Atlantic... to imagine that the Antarctic seawater is isolated is to fail to grasp the reality of Antarctica's true timeline ... which of course, your pedovore overlords don't want you to know.

      Whirled PublishingWhirled PublishingPrije 18 dana
  • Animals? looks like mushrooms

    Steve ISteve IPrije 18 dana
    • mushrooms are animals, they respire, not photosynthesise.

      Dom YelinDom YelinPrije 17 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.

    Protista protistaProtista protistaPrije 18 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?

      Kurtis EngleKurtis EnglePrije 18 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.

      New ScientistNew ScientistPrije 18 dana
  • 0:20 - *sessile

    --Prije 18 dana
  • Cool, couldn't tell what the other stuff that as being pointed to because of the 20% off ad in the corner. Solid!

    9385dee79385dee7Prije 18 dana
    • @IonianGarden don't show them to the Chinese, they'll eat them.

      Cyber BatmanCyber BatmanPrije 15 dana
    • Yeah! Always having these ads at the end blocking the view for the last few seconds

      Nas NasroNas NasroPrije 16 dana
    • Oops. We'll take a look.

      New ScientistNew ScientistPrije 18 dana
    • Antarctic sponges, 20% off! Come on down!

      IonianGardenIonianGardenPrije 18 dana
  • scary

    Fernando FernandesFernando FernandesPrije 18 dana