The Great Lakes may experience some pretty cold weather during the winter months, but that’s nothing like what newly discovered life in a subglacial Antarctic lake experiences. 

From Live Science

“Water retrieved from subglacial Lake Whillans contains about 1,000 bacteria per milliliter (about a fifth of a teaspoon) of lake water, biologist John Priscu of Montana State University told Nature News. Petri dishes swiped with samples of the lake water are already growing colonies of microbes at a good rate, Nature News reported.

Visit the link above for more info, and read another article about the remote submarine used to explore the lake here (complete with video footage).