Frozen Fauna

Very interesting indeed.

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Frozen Fauna

One of the important concepts that Earth Scientists should be aware of is that Life on Earth is generally deemed to be dormant at −18 °C [or below].

Food stored at or below −18 °C (0 °F) is safe indefinitely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refrigerator

Conversely, Life on Earth is generally deemed to be active from around −17 °C up to an uncertain upper limit that may be as high as 151 °C.

Therefore, when Earth Scientists consider the frozen desolation of an ice sheet [glacier or ice core] they should not simply presume that the ice is devoid of life.

Life is remarkably tenacious even in the harshest of conditions.

From the sublime.

Scientists find translucent fish in a wedge of water hidden under 740 meters of ice, 850 kilometers from sunlight

Stunned researchers in Antarctica have discovered fish and other aquatic animals living in perpetual darkness and cold, beneath a roof…

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