Why Don’t Antarctic Fish Freeze to Death?

4th December 2018

Fish living in the oceans around Antarctica seem like they should freeze to death. But notothenioids have it all figured out, thanks to the antifreeze proteins in their blood!

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Credits:
Producer: Sean Parsons
Writer: Alexa Billow
Scientific Consultants: Michelle Boucher, PhD; Brianne Raccor, PhD; Paul Cziko, PhD
Executive Producer: Hilary Hudson

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Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2443173/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5708349/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4209995/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/007668798627024X?via%3Dihub
https://moo-antarctica.net/video/
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/218/12/1834

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