Fish, Crustaceans, and the Sea Floor Under the Ross Ice Shelf

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Science  02 Feb 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4379, pp. 449-451
DOI: 10.1126/science.203.4379.449


Baited traps and a camera lowered through the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, at a point 475 kilometers from the open Ross Sea and to 597 meters below sea level revealed the presence of fish, many amphipods, and one isopod. Biological or current markings were not evident on a soft bottom littered with subangular lumps. A fish was caught through a crevasse 80 kilometers from the shelf edge.