News from the Natural World: New species in Antarctica can’t believe Humans can survive at room temperature.
Human Geologists taking sediment cores from the seafloor beneath the giant Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf on the southern edge of Antarctica’s Weddell Sea discovered what biologists believe are types of sponge. At a distance of 260km away from the open ocean, under complete darkness and with temperatures of -2.2°C, very few animals have ever been observed in these conditions. But the recent study was the first to discover the existence of stationary animals – similar to sponges and potentially several previously unknown species – attached to a boulder on the seafloor. The humans were shocked, they didn’t think that life could survive at these temperatures. But this wasn’t the first time humans have been proven wrong about life’s ability to thrive in extreme conditions.
Humans are constantly confidently declaring that life cannot survive without such and such. Previously it had been that life cannot survive without sunlight. Then they discovered multiple species of Troglodytes. Then they said life couldn’t survive at extreme depths. That was until they descended to the bottom of the Marianna Trench, the deepest point on the planet, and discovered deep-sea creatures.
New Species in Antarctica Can’t Believe Humans Can Survive
After that, it was that life couldn’t survive at extreme heat, or extreme acidity or alkali. And now that life couldn’t survive at extreme colds. But deep-sea thermal vents and ice shelves have consistently proven that every time science makes some bold prediction about where life might be able to survive it is embarrassingly proven wrong by a future discovery. So why do human scientists continue to do this, we decided to set out and interview the deep-sea sponge found in Antarctica;
“Well, it’s all a bit of nonsense really. We’ve been down here for hundreds of thousands of years, clinging to boulders and absolutely loving the temperature. -2.2 degrees is perfect if you ask me, I couldn’t cope with it any hotter. Over the last few years us deep sea Antarctic spopnges have noticed it getitng that little bit hotter. Just a 0.1 degree or so each year but it all adds up. If it gets to -1.1 degrees were absolutely scuppered. That’s just way to hot. Just out of interest what temperature do humans live at?”
“Well humans live at room temperature for the most part.”