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Finding life in a polar desert

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Published: 8 Feb 2013

Michael Becker, a doctoral student at McGill University, was a scientific diver on an expedition to Lake Untersee in Antarctica) 

The hills around here are quiet. On windless evenings nothing seems to stir, and indeed there is not much to do besides listen. Aside from the occasional crack and rumble of a shifting glacier, the echoing snap of the frozen lake, there is a distinct lifelessness to the place.
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