It is really so. With this feature they can survive when the water temperature is below zero.
Scientists have found in Antarctica’s most monstrous fish, with the feature previously unknown to mankind. Flows in the blood of what could be called antifreeze.
That nourishes their body, absolutely no functioning red blood cells. It is believed that they transporterowych oxygen around the body. Black ice fish has quite the opposite feature.
She has a huge heart and a powerful cardiovascular system. But according to him “are” glycoproteins, working like antifreeze.
The processes that led to such an unusual evolution of these fish began 77 million years ago.
Already found genes that contributed to such a “mutation”. Otherwise, to adapt to the terrible cold of the Arctic and the high oxygen concentration in its waters there was no other way.
Now the antifreeze proteins protect the body of the fish. Proteins granted resistance to cold, allow the preservation of safety of the unborn offspring.
It is possible that this discovery may be used in scientific and even military purposes. The Arctic in the near future may become an arena of struggle for resources and passing there way. Russia to defend its right once again to surprise the world.