Giant gummy bear-like creature found under ice
Do you like gummy bears? Of course, you do.
Now what about a giant gummy bear? Yeah, much better no?
Okay, now what about a living giant gummy bear? Not so hungry, are we?
A team of scientists found a strange creature under 3400 metres of ice in Antarctica. Expedition Antarctica took to the waters for a 50-day journey across the Southern Ocean and beyond the icy continent earlier this year. The Aegis imaging system allowed scientists to capture fascinated images like nothing seen before. And they did find something which was never seen before!
The scientists took the opportunity to track the bottom, after having installed more than 5,000 nets in the sea, then proceeded to collect the fishing net, to finally classify what was captured.
They found a giant gummy bear-like creature.
Dr Kareen Schnabel, who serves as a marine biologist at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand, was the first to give her assessment of the captured animal, “We don’t know how many are down there, we don’t know how this is common, but I’ve never seen anything like it before.”
The average annual rainfall at the South Pole over the past 30 years is just over a centimetre. Although there is more precipitation towards the coast, the average across the continent is low enough to classify Antarctica as a polar desert.