Ice-bound pursuits

March 26, 2004

Two Bangor University scientists are joining an expedition to lock a ship into drifting pack ice in the frozen seas of Antarctica for several months. They will take samples from the ice floe as they travel with it, to analyse the biology and chemistry of bacteria, and the microscopic plants and animals that live in the ice. The expedition is being funded with a £250,000 grant from the Natural Environment Research Council.

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