Antarctic Ice Breakups Reveal New Species

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Although not documenting a new species, the survey team captured this stunning new image of an Antarctic ice fish surrounded by brittle stars.

As an adaptation to the extreme cold of polar waters, the fish has no red blood cells. This makes its blood more fluid, so that the animal can save energy otherwise needed to pump blood through its body.

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—Photograph © J. Gutt/Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
 
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