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Caption Montana State University professor and polar ecologist John Priscu, center, inspects samples from subglacial Antarctica in his lab in Bozeman, Mont., with graduate students Trista Vick-Majors, left, and Alex Michaud. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham
Contact Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu
Caption This map indicates the drill site on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet where researchers discovered an active ecosystem one-half mile below in Subglacial Lake Whillans. (Image courtesy WISSARD).
Contact Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu
Caption Montana State University graduate student Alex Michaud, left, and Brent Christner, associate professor of biological sciences at Lousianan State University, retrieve the first water sample from Subglacial Lake Whillans in January 2013 in West Antarctica. (Image courtesy of Reed Scherer).
Contact Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu
Caption This aerial photo shows the drill and camp site for a massive U.S. expedition to discover an active ecosystem under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. (Image courtesy of WISSARD).
Contact Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu
Caption The microorganisms that came out of Subglacial Lake Whillans were “incredibly diverse,” and the microbial cells came in a variety of shapes. The yellow arrow points to a rod-shaped cell as seen through a scanning electron microscope. (Image courtesy of WISSARD).
Contact Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu
Caption Montana State University professor and polar ecologist John Priscu is the chief scientist for a U.S. project called WISSARD that discovered an active ecosystem one-half mile below the surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. (MSU photo by Kelly Gorham).
Contact Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu

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