Sea Anemone Colony Discovered Underneath Antarctic Ice Shelf

by Owen James Burke


Edwardsiella andrillae, the newly discovered anemone, was found clinging to the underside of Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf.

A colony of sea anemones was accidentally discovered while marine geologists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were testing ROV equipment for an environmental survey, and there’s still no explanation as to how this creature is able to attach itself to the ice, let alone exist.


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