10 amazing discoveries from Antarctica in 2022

Antarctica not just the coldest continent; He is the one who keeps the most secret.

Because of its remoteness and eerie climate, beneath the ice and waves there is a treasure trove of weird and wonderful oddities still waiting to be discovered. And in 2022, scientists hit the jackpot. From hidden ecosystems and ancient DNA to mind-blowing flowers and spooky fish nests, here are this year’s best Antarctic stories.

A “hidden world” under the ice

Video footage of amphipods swimming in an underground cavern beneath the Larson Ice Sheet. (Image credit: NIWA/Craig Stevens)

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Using a large hot water drill, researchers have uncovered a never-before-seen ecosystem lurking in an underground river deep within the icy surface of the Larsen Ice Shelf.

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