Faunal Remains on an Antarctic Ice Shelf

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Science  17 Mar 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3455, pp. 764-766
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3455.764


Fishes and benthic invertebrates discovered frozen in situ and exposed at the ablation surface of the McMurdo ice shelf provide evidence both for the occurrence of a fauna, including large fishes, under the permanent ice shelf and for Debenham's hypothesis of the nourishment of an ice shelf by the freezing of sea water on its bottom.