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The Calved Brunt Ice Shelf Reveals a Seafloor Teeming With Life Hidden For 50 Years – ScienceAlert

After years of cracking and crumbling, a humongous iceberg finally broke away from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf last month and began drifting out to sea. Like a retractable skylight, the event gave us a rare glimpse at a previously unreachable seafloor absolutely teeming with life. 
For five decades, the ocean below this massive chunk of ice roughly two times the size of Chicago has been kept in the shadows. Now, the first rays of sunlight are penetrating the deep, roughly 30 kilometers down (18…

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