Life in Antarctica: The caves are light and have temperatures that can reach 25 degrees Celsius, making them a potential breeding ground for life, the team said. This study was published in 2017.
Mount Erebus, after Mount Siddeley, is Antarctica’s second highest active volcano. It is the world’s southernmost active volcano. At an elevation of 3,684 metres, this volcano can be found on Ross Island. Four volcanoes in the Ross Sea formed the island. The volcano, which has been active for 1.3 million years, reveals a mysterious world of animals and plants beneath the icy continent.
Mount Erebus is encircled by a maze of caves that open into the ice formed by the steam. The Australian National University led an extensive study that led to the discovery of these caves. The researchers discovered how the steam from the volcano passes through open spaces, melting the ice in the cave network’s paths in the process.
Inside the caves, the temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.
The caves have light and can reach temperatures of up to 25 degrees Celsius, according to the researchers, making them a possible breeding ground for life. Dr Ceridwen Fraser, Laurie Connell, Charles K. Lee, and S. Craig Carey led the study, which was published in 2017. Dr. Frasson claimed at the time that the caves are extremely hot inside, with some reaching temperatures of up to 25 degrees Celsius.
Can walk in caves wearing t-shirts
He claims that you can walk there comfortably in a T-shirt. There is light at the cave’s mouth, and in some areas of the cave where the ice above is thin, light continues to come from above. The team discovered evidence of organisms such as algae, mosses, and small invertebrates by analysing soil DNA from the caves. This was not surprising, given that many of these species have already been discovered in Antarctica.