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). 

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Our Research Coordinator and Director (@hooklab) collaborated with @bumbanian to explore water hydrogen and oxygen stable isotope values in the nearshore Lake Michigan. This #OpenAccess link from the Journal of Great Lakes Research good to Oct 1, 2022: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1fZgE_8fAfNzTv

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