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Chain of Cascading Lakes Discovered Under Antarctica

by Pat Coate | February 17, 2007
"It acts as a lubricant, greasing the skids of the glacier's movement."
- Robert Bindschadler, study co-author/NASA spokesperson

Antarctica - A series of connected lakes has been discovered deep beneath glaciers in Antarctica and are speeding streams of polar ice into the sea, scientists announced yesterday.

The find is important, because scientists believe this water below the surface helps carry ice into the sea, ultimately contributing to a rise in sea levels.

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