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News Release 15-007

NSF-funded Antarctic drilling team is first to bore through hundreds of meters of ice to where ice sheet, ocean and land converge

"Grounding Zones" are key to regulating ice-sheet movement and sea-level rise, but also, surprisingly, home to an apparently thriving ecosystem

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A fish swims through antarctic water

A fish swims through the "grounding zone" of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.


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NSF/WISSARD team makes surprising discovery.