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Volcanoes Sheltered Life through Ice Ages

Mount Erebus is perhaps the most well-known volcano in Antarctica, and is one of the large volcanoes that may have sheltered life through past ice ages. Photo: Steven Chown

Mount Erebus is perhaps the most well-known volcano in Antarctica, and is one of the large volcanoes that may have sheltered life through past ice ages. Photo: Steven Chown

By Ceridwen Fraser

Researchers studying the diversity of life in Antarctica have found surprising evidence that many plants and animals survived past ice ages by huddling close to warm volcanoes.

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