Life found beneath Antarctic ice sheet 'shouldn't be there'

Biologists say the inadvertent discovery of sea life on a boulder underneath an Antarctic ice shelf and hundreds of kilometres challenges our understanding of how far organisms can live from sunlight.
A British Antarctic Survey team drilled through the 900-metre-thick Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf and dropped a camera down the hole in search of mud on the seabed. To their surprise, the camera revealed a boulder ringed by animals. Video footage appear to show 16 sponges, accompanied by 22 unidentified animals which could include barnacles. It is the first time such immobile life has been found beneath an Antarctic ice sheet. “There’s all sorts of reasons they shouldn’t be there,” says Huw Griffiths at the British Antarctic Survey, who analysed the footage.
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  1. BlueAshes

    BlueAshesPrije 5 dana

    Souldn't?...they've been there way before us....

  2. Mokla Mokli

    Mokla MokliPrije 5 dana

    shouldnt be playing w that shit🤦‍♂️ gonna have a new covid typa thing come up

  3. sirspikey

    sirspikeyPrije 22 dana

    what about the thing in the thumbnail?

  4. Fancy Looking Skeleton

    Fancy Looking SkeletonPrije 29 dana

    "they shouldn't be there" We shouldn't be there.

  5. Aaran Jackson

    Aaran JacksonPrije mjesec

    Voynich manuscript Is not How much money can you get paid to explain the truth of the voynich manuscript? P.s I would recommend that the voynich manuscript be burned and all its online information destroyed.

  6. Keanu K

    Keanu KPrije mjesec

    And why shouldn't it be there?


    EL BANDITOPrije mjesec


  8. Aditya Singhai

    Aditya SinghaiPrije mjesec

    With similar lakes found under the Martian ice sheets it may very well be possible that there could be life tere after all! It most probably would be single cellular microbes but still it's life none the less. Also the detection of phosphine on venus's atmosphere hints the possibility of life higher up int the clouds as colonies of bacteria have been found as high as 15 km on earth.

  9. rachm06

    rachm06Prije mjesec

    Until youtube will make some kind of restriction on the thumbnails i'll put dislike to 99% of videos. I'm so tired of clickbait shit.

  10. Stephen Channon

    Stephen ChannonPrije mjesec

    This makes me laugh! The reason for this is that Scientist leave out the most important fact about our planet: It was created by God! It was created perfectly in every way possible, in way's that baffle the science world to this day, and God with continue to do so to prove He is God. In the bible it says this Genesis 1:20-23 Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.” So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird-each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the fifth day. Gospel of John 1:1-5 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. Jesus Christ King of all kings and Lord of all lords, creator of everything seen and unseen. Believe in Him today & Worship Him and be saved.

  11. David Southern

    David SouthernPrije mjesec

    Apparently there is red sand on mars, lots of it oooooooooo yawn

  12. Vardhan

    VardhanPrije mjesec

    This is a clickbait right?

  13. Pedro Aliu

    Pedro AliuPrije mjesec

    Ancient organisms and virus trapped for millions of years. Such a good time to set them free.

  14. Exauce Mayunga

    Exauce MayungaPrije 2 mjeseci

    How do they know its alive?

  15. Elpidio Espinoza

    Elpidio EspinozaPrije 2 mjeseci

    That rock looks out of place.🤔Comet.🤔

  16. Speedy Goblin Shark

    Speedy Goblin SharkPrije 2 mjeseci

    in my opinion life started in the deep sea and worked it's way up

  17. 너프먹고 퇴물된 송하나

    너프먹고 퇴물된 송하나Prije 2 mjeseci

    남극의 신비..... 신종 생물이 인간세계를 위협할지도 모르고 무섭다

  18. Dead Cool

    Dead CoolPrije 2 mjeseci

    Sponge bob i mean...

  19. Pietro Cantuccini

    Pietro CantucciniPrije 2 mjeseci

    Thanks for the subtitles, as I couldn't hear much of the commentatoress due to the bleeding loud soundtrack!

  20. Dejuan Martin

    Dejuan MartinPrije 2 mjeseci

    Couldn't see anything but ok cool

  21. michelle mead

    michelle meadPrije 2 mjeseci

    Why say it shouldnt be there. Just because it beyond understanding as we know it. Its there cause it should be. Im sure theres way more that we dont know.

  22. 周靖

    周靖Prije 2 mjeseci

    put it back, seal it back!

  23. Jay C

    Jay CPrije 2 mjeseci

    Sweet! How long till we manage to destroy this habitat now that we’ve found it?

  24. Daniel Stadden

    Daniel StaddenPrije mjesec

    Just long enough to exploit it


    SIDDHARTH SONALPrije 2 mjeseci

    😂😂 they accidentally destroyed their half of population 😂😂😂


    HELLIONPrije 2 mjeseci

    So the video clip duration is only 0.51 secs... come on..! You can do better than that..!!

  27. Vinita Sehgal

    Vinita SehgalPrije 2 mjeseci

    Life is everywhere...

  28. PrehistoricCraft & Fakemon Forever

    PrehistoricCraft & Fakemon ForeverPrije 2 mjeseci

    Darwin: That my bois B)

  29. Anime Initiative

    Anime InitiativePrije 2 mjeseci

    Just dont wake up the Godzilla ..

  30. Namish Shaikh

    Namish ShaikhPrije 2 mjeseci


  31. Omar majestic

    Omar majesticPrije 2 mjeseci

    The thing !!!

  32. Raymond Cruz

    Raymond CruzPrije 2 mjeseci

    how can it be liquid water underneath 900 meters of ice no sun no daylight i dont understand

  33. Nina Lehman

    Nina LehmanPrije 2 mjeseci

    If there are filter feeders, then there are microbes to eat, too. Did they bring up a water sample?

  34. FishHeadSalad

    FishHeadSaladPrije 2 mjeseci

    I think Dr. Ian Malcolm put it best when he said "life finds a way".

  35. Alen Vidović

    Alen VidovićPrije 2 mjeseci

    Was someone expecting something fucking big and slow to appear? Or a big eye open from the sand

  36. Thetruth inyafaceboi

    Thetruth inyafaceboiPrije 2 mjeseci

    First thing that came out my mind is" Richard E. Byrd" The high jump operation


    MRJ GAMERPrije 2 mjeseci

    Another proof for the famous quote from Jurassic Park "Life finds a way".

  38. Illuminated sphere

    Illuminated spherePrije 2 mjeseci

    Looks like it’s growing off whale 🐋 poo 💩

  39. Jake Craig

    Jake CraigPrije 2 mjeseci

    Saw this on the news came straight here

  40. KillerQueen

    KillerQueenPrije 2 mjeseci

    reminds me of the humonculos video. by planet nibru or that one russian guy

  41. flamencoprof

    flamencoprofPrije 2 mjeseci

    I liked the boulder; rounded like in a river, in the ocean. Glacial erratic is my guess. Who knows what life it brought down there when it sank?

  42. Laszlo Szabo

    Laszlo SzaboPrije 2 mjeseci

    The Thing

  43. Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir PutinPrije 2 mjeseci

    aww man I wanna see some crazy new animal, not something that's usually on our plates

  44. Ankit Gambhir

    Ankit GambhirPrije 2 mjeseci

    May be alien 👽 spices

  45. muel0017

    muel0017Prije 2 mjeseci

    “Life...uh..finds a way.”

  46. Barry Ram

    Barry RamPrije 2 mjeseci

    This video needs to be a lot shorter, with much louder music, way more massive embedded subtitles, and more adds plastered all over. Great discovery, but a solid thumbs down for the video

  47. Daniel Frederikson

    Daniel FrederiksonPrije 2 mjeseci

    how do i get rid of the writing?

  48. Pranav Patil

    Pranav PatilPrije 2 mjeseci

    Remove the video suggestions from the bottom right at the end of the video, it’s blocking the content..

  49. holly clown

    holly clownPrije 2 mjeseci

    Scientists: this shouldn’t be here! Life: *flips the bird*

  50. Mr.sunflower

    Mr.sunflowerPrije 2 mjeseci


  51. The Green Phantom

    The Green PhantomPrije 2 mjeseci

    It makes you wonder what else could be found with more exploration.

  52. brandon g

    brandon gPrije 19 dana

    @NVSTI EST I truly believe this

  53. Flatbush Massachusetts

    Flatbush MassachusettsPrije mjesec

    Some fkn octo that can shape shift into the divers .....🙏🏽


    NVSTI ESTPrije mjesec

    Another civilization is beneath us

  55. Daniel Stadden

    Daniel StaddenPrije mjesec

    @Cyber Batman we already have your selfies

  56. Steven

    StevenPrije 2 mjeseci

    Deez nuts

  57. Point And Click

    Point And ClickPrije 2 mjeseci

    This video is awesome.

  58. Naughtystimpy

    NaughtystimpyPrije 2 mjeseci

    I couldn't see the video - very irritating. Also why have you made the subtitles permanent and part of the video!? I couldn't get rid of the subtitles

  59. LivingTwice

    LivingTwicePrije 2 mjeseci

    how is there snow on the ground underwater?

  60. Nina Lehman

    Nina LehmanPrije 2 mjeseci

    What is referred to as “snow” is actually very fine particulates which sit on the bottom until some scientists come along with a camera and cause the water current to stir things up.

  61. Jannis

    JannisPrije 2 mjeseci

    >Life found beneath Antarctic ice sheet... Second Impact incoming I guess...

  62. tchekof o'

    tchekof o'Prije 2 mjeseci

    oh god oh fuck

  63. Top Lobster

    Top LobsterPrije 2 mjeseci

    This may say quite a bit about the likelihood of finding life on Europa.

  64. Exauce Mayunga

    Exauce MayungaPrije mjesec

    @Daniel Stadden I believe so

  65. Daniel Stadden

    Daniel StaddenPrije mjesec

    @Exauce Mayunga is Earth life the only life

  66. Exauce Mayunga

    Exauce MayungaPrije 2 mjeseci

    Europa's ice is not the same as Earth's

  67. ZoNeS Productions

    ZoNeS ProductionsPrije 2 mjeseci

    I was about to type the same thing! I'm really looking forward to when that mission goes ahead.

  68. Yvonne Renée

    Yvonne RenéePrije 2 mjeseci

    🥱 do better

  69. Angel Morales Alvarez

    Angel Morales AlvarezPrije 2 mjeseci

    is there any more footage of this?

  70. Marcus G

    Marcus GPrije 2 mjeseci

    Me to

  71. Angel Morales Alvarez

    Angel Morales AlvarezPrije 2 mjeseci

    I'm interested

  72. Hanna B.C.G

    Hanna B.C.GPrije 2 mjeseci

    They found Spongebob!!!!

  73. Mario

    MarioPrije 2 mjeseci

    sponges and some golden teachers.

  74. Green Is Not A Creative Colour

    Green Is Not A Creative ColourPrije 2 mjeseci

    1. Thanks for finally narrating these videos! 2. Nobody should ever be surprised at where life turns up, especially not on Earth.

  75. Mark Cliffe

    Mark CliffePrije 2 mjeseci

    It's resilience like this that convinces me that when humanity eventually destroys itself in nuclear winter, some will still carry on, repopulate, and there will be more resilience and prosperity until we do it again, repeat, repeat, repeat...

  76. Daniel Stadden

    Daniel StaddenPrije mjesec

    But then the sun runs out of fuel

  77. StYxXx

    StYxXxPrije 2 mjeseci

    Music louder than the voice and the important part of the clip was way too short to see anything :/

  78. ThrummerOfLove

    ThrummerOfLovePrije 2 mjeseci

    I'd be a little careful about poking around down there; you may not like what you find.


    NVSTI ESTPrije mjesec

    Another civilization is beneath us

  80. Cherry [L]

    Cherry [L]Prije mjesec

    @Mad Herrasaurus I’m sorry but I’m not going to take you seriously when you can’t even spell “being” correctly. I hope you don’t grow up with that same opinion, otherwise I’d only have to hope you never add to the gene pool. People with your type of mindset slow the progression of science and reasoning with your ignorance and stupidity.

  81. Mad Herrasaurus

    Mad HerrasaurusPrije mjesec

    @Cherry [L] it’s better to not know

  82. Mad Herrasaurus

    Mad HerrasaurusPrije mjesec

    @Cherry [L] what does he mean “by bieng left alone” ITS BY BIENG LEFT ALONE may not like what you find down there could find some new species of shark or fish or slug or what ever but it’s better to be left alone plus like the person said “unholy,nightmarish,creepy stuff “

  83. Daniel Stadden

    Daniel StaddenPrije mjesec

    @Renata loving life yeah like indigenous people

  84. Kooka Munga

    Kooka MungaPrije 2 mjeseci

    The question is How did Noah drill a hole in the ice then find two of these creatures and finally put them in his Ark untill the flood was over ?

  85. CrappyPaintPapa

    CrappyPaintPapaPrije mjesec

    @Egors Deimos Fish: but Noah, we live in the water, it's cool brah Noah: You're getting saved, whether you like it or not, damn it

  86. Egors Deimos

    Egors DeimosPrije mjesec

    @Grey Alien I’m glad you this as well. Although I can see the importance of thought, this seems like it was thoughtlessly said without thinking if the creatures would survive outside of water.

  87. Grey Alien

    Grey AlienPrije mjesec

    @Egors Deimos some people just devoid all common sense and don't even attempt to think just to fill their own ideas.

  88. Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir PutinPrije 2 mjeseci

    @Egors Deimos logical man

  89. Lilien Calvel

    Lilien CalvelPrije 2 mjeseci

    @Egors Deimos So true

  90. Gary Bonie

    Gary BoniePrije 2 mjeseci

    It was a team of geologists, not biologists, that made the discovery. They then consulted with an off-site biologist.

  91. A P

    A PPrije 2 mjeseci

    Every time we find out that life is more “diverse and adaptive” than expected it sucks cause like.... where all the other life at in the universe

  92. Whirled Publishing

    Whirled PublishingPrije 2 mjeseci

    This "life" isn't all that "adaptive" - the problem is that the Antarctic sea waters are so unusually warm that creatures are coming in off the adjacent sea currents and deciding to stay.

  93. Jim mij

    Jim mijPrije 2 mjeseci

    Presume these life forms need something to feed on to grow and procreate, does that suggest there is more life down there then what the video suggests.

  94. CrappyPaintPapa

    CrappyPaintPapaPrije mjesec

    @Grey Alien of course you would know, you and your friends probably put them there didn't you

  95. Chris Palmer

    Chris PalmerPrije mjesec

    @Grey Alien you're probably right. I was replying because Whirled thinks they are there because of recent global warming.

  96. Grey Alien

    Grey AlienPrije mjesec

    @Chris Palmer centuries? do you know how deep this is? this is 1000s of years old.

  97. Whirled Publishing

    Whirled PublishingPrije 2 mjeseci

    @Chris Palmer "Life found beneath Antarctic ice sheet 'shouldn't be there' - the sea creatures are there now because over the past several years, volcanic heat has been warming up the sea waters which rapidly melts the ice shelves - the unusually warm sea waters also attracts creatures from passing sea currents.

  98. Chris Palmer

    Chris PalmerPrije 2 mjeseci

    @Whirled Publishing based on what? Those things could be centuries old.

  99. Graeme Pennell

    Graeme PennellPrije 2 mjeseci

    When is the human psyche going to realise that "life find a way". No matter what kind of life it is.

  100. Wade

    WadePrije 2 mjeseci

    Found that out when I left a piece of pizza under my bed for a year

  101. Arun Lamsal

    Arun LamsalPrije 2 mjeseci

    Would love to read detail article about its exploration & identification as it gets published. Cong to all the team members.🌷

  102. konsul2006

    konsul2006Prije 2 mjeseci

    I bet they'd love a warm hell compared to that ice hole😅 Life is awesome.

  103. Pro&Con

    Pro&ConPrije 2 mjeseci

    Awesome find.. :-) Kudos to the Biologist. :-))

  104. Kurtis Engle

    Kurtis EnglePrije 2 mjeseci

    Why are there 'things' on the screen. You know, where the video is supposed to be?

  105. ritshopper

    ritshopperPrije 2 mjeseci

    This is really big news, since the underground sea under Antarctica has been isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years. The place is completely inhospitable and these complex life forms have been able to adapt and survive. This makes a visit to Jupiter's moon Europa even more exiting!

  106. Grey Alien

    Grey AlienPrije mjesec

    no, not millions of years.

  107. Whirled Publishing

    Whirled PublishingPrije 2 mjeseci

    You're free to believe "millions of years" if you enjoy being so detached from reality as to be rendered insane ... you're free to cling to the inside walls of the prison of lies ... you're free to regurgitate the toxic idiotic demonic vomit that was spoon-fed to you ... or ... you can consider the source as you realize the multi-million dollar publishing houses that print the lies and lunacy in schoolbooks and in college textbooks are controlled by the billionaires that also control the banks and the stock markets, the news and the politicians, the military forces and the CEO's ... you can recall that the 1% controls 99% of the world wealth as you ponder whether those hoarding the wealth and relegating the majority to poverty are really invested in you having the truth or if maybe they're committed to lying to the public in the fake science magazines and in the "bestsellers on the cutting edge of science" ... and since the seawater beneath the ice shelves is not isolated, since sea currents from the South Pacific and South Atlantic flow along - and beneath - the ice shelves - since those sea currents come from the equatorial Pacific and equatorial Atlantic... to imagine that the Antarctic seawater is isolated is to fail to grasp the reality of Antarctica's true timeline ... which of course, your pedovore overlords don't want you to know.

  108. Steve I

    Steve IPrije 2 mjeseci

    Animals? looks like mushrooms

  109. Dom Yelin

    Dom YelinPrije 2 mjeseci

    mushrooms are animals, they respire, not photosynthesise.

  110. Protista protista

    Protista protistaPrije 2 mjeseci

    It's really thoughtful that the 20% off overlay completely and irritatingly obscured the video annotation. Thanks! From a subscriber - to New Scientist, itself. Presumably these life forms were 20% Off.

  111. Kurtis Engle

    Kurtis EnglePrije 2 mjeseci

    @New Scientist No, you haven't. Instead of trying to 'adjust', how about "trying" to get the junk off the screen so we can see the video you posted?

  112. New Scientist

    New ScientistPrije 2 mjeseci

    Hi. The juxtaposition was unfortunate. I'm not sure you can put a value on newly discovered lifeforms. 20% off priceless is still, well, priceless. I've adjusted now for a better experience. Thanks for being a subscriber.

  113. -

    -Prije 2 mjeseci

    0:20 - *sessile

  114. 9385dee7

    9385dee7Prije 2 mjeseci

    Cool, couldn't tell what the other stuff that as being pointed to because of the 20% off ad in the corner. Solid!

  115. Cyber Batman

    Cyber BatmanPrije 2 mjeseci

    @IonianGarden don't show them to the Chinese, they'll eat them.

  116. Nas Nasro

    Nas NasroPrije 2 mjeseci

    Yeah! Always having these ads at the end blocking the view for the last few seconds

  117. New Scientist

    New ScientistPrije 2 mjeseci

    Oops. We'll take a look.

  118. IonianGarden

    IonianGardenPrije 2 mjeseci

    Antarctic sponges, 20% off! Come on down!

  119. Fernando Fernandes

    Fernando FernandesPrije 2 mjeseci