Skip to main content
Email Print Share

All Images


Press Release 14-104

Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems

Cutting-edge technology and science of the NSF-funded WISSARD project make discovery possible

Back to article | Note about images

Brent C. Christner and Alex Michaud retrieve the first water sample from Lake Whillans.

Brent C. Christner (right), of Lousiana State University, and Alex Michaud, a graduate student at Montana State University, retrieve the first water sample from Antarctica's subglacial Lake Whillans.

Credit: Reed Scherer, Northern Illinois University


Download the high-resolution version of the image. (2.0 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Scientists recovering an instrument from subglacial Lake Whillans.

Ross Powell (left) and Reed Scherer, both of Northern Illinois University, recover an instrument from subglacial Lake Whillans.

Credit: Reed Scherer, Northern Illinois University


Download the high-resolution version of the image. (2.1 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Ken Mankoff of the WISSARD project monitors a borehole camera.

Ken Mankoff of the WISSARD project monitors a borehole camera.

Credit: Reed Scherer, Northern Illinois University


Download the high-resolution version of the image. (1.4 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Colonies of bacteria

Colonies of bacteria cultured from samples of the water column from subglacial Lake Whillans.

Credit: Brent C. Christner, Louisiana State University


Download the high-resolution JPG version of the image. (1.4 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.

Confirmed: 800 meters beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems.

Credit: Image credit: Reed Scherer, Northern Illinois University/Video credit: NSF


Download the high-resolution version of the image. (6.1 MB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.