ANDRILL team discovers new species in Antarctica
Edwardsiella andrillae anemones protrude from the bottom surface of the Ross Ice Shelf. They glow in the camera's light.
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 11:06 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
Scientists with University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Antarctic exploration team were just taking a peek under the ice shelf when they found a new species burrowing there.
They were thousands of white sea anemones, first spotted by the UNL-managed Antarctic Geological Drilling (ANDRILL) program scientists in 2010 and unexpectedly living in the ice. The team announced its discovery of the frigid-water species now named Edwardsiella andrillae this week in the journal PLoS ONE.
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Friday, January 17, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:06 am.