Down in the deep, beneath the Antarctic ice, a new strange world is rapidly forming

Date: January 24, 2019

Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Author: Liam Mannix

Under the Antarctic ice, in the pitch-black depths of the ocean, Australian scientists have discovered animals are evolving into strange and sometimes monstrous new shapes and forms.

Life, these scientists believe, is using the frigid Antarctic waters to experiment, and animals there are evolving at a much faster pace than anywhere else in the world.

And the weird creatures are riding deep-sea currents to migrate to other parts of the world.

Spiny, starfish-like creatures called brittle stars are rapidly changing colour and shape, experimenting with different sizes, and building nets filled with razor-sharp spikes to catch fish.

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