November 26, 2012

Frozen, Super Salty Lake Teems with Life

Quirin Schiermeier, Nature News


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It is permanently covered by a massive cap of ice up to 27 metres thick, is six times saltier than normal sea water, and at −13 °C is one of the coldest aquatic environments on Earth — yet Lake Vida in Antarctica teems with life.

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TAGGED: Microbes, Extremophiles, Lakes, Antarctica

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