New Marine Animal Species Found in Antarctic Ice

A group of experts found in Antarctic ice a new species of marine anemone, the first found capable of living in this environment.

The Daily Mail newspaper reported that researchers from the Antarctic Geological Drilling Program (ANDRILL) found the animal while testing a new remote-controlled robot equipped with camera.

Called Edwardsiella andrillae, these anemones are opaque, whitish, small size and have fibrous bodies covered with tentacles.

Unlike other members of that family, this species was found suspended from the underside of the ice and upside down.

Based on this finding, scientists believe that similar life forms could be found in Europe, the icy moon of Jupiter.

Previous investigations suggest that sea anemones are considered the sea flowers and although they seem to be plants, they actually are invertebrates that cling to rocks and corals.

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