Nature Moments: Life Under the Ice

Have you ever wondered what could be living underneath the ice of a frozen pond? With no light or air, and temperatures just above freezing, you’d think life would be impossible, but, as Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences Nathaniel T. Wheelwright explains, certain creatures are thriving under the ice.

Enjoy this latest Nature Moments video, and if you want to make your own natural history observations, The Naturalist’s Notebook by Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich (Storey Publishing, 2017) provides guidance and a systematic format, with 100 percent of royalties going to conservation and environmental education.

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