Planet Earth Podcast

Planet Earth episode

Tue, 26th Jul 2011

Searching for life in Lake Ellsworth

The blue ice covering Lake Fryxell, in the Transantarctic Mountains (c) Joe Mastroianni, National Science Foundation

This week, why scientists are planning on drilling three kilometres beneath the Antarctic ice sheet in one of the most ambitious exploration projects ever undertaken; and how worms that feed on dead whale bones at the bottom of the ocean may be distorting the whale fossil record.

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