The Whillans Ice Subglacial Access Research Drilling project, also known as WISSARD, has recently made an incredible discovery that changed the way scientists look at Antarctica to this very day. They came across what appears to be a massive series of wetlands underneath the ices of western Antarctica, a whole 2,700 feet below to be precise.
They couldn’t have done it without the National Science Foundation which provided the necessary funds in order to take this project to its maximum potential.
This new series of wetlands is by far one of the most interesting discoveries that we’ve come across in a long time as both theorists and scientists can finally come together to see what this new discovery may entail after all this time.
The reason why we’re only now finding out about this, to begin with, is the fact that global warming is causing a lot of problems there up north, melting the icecaps and all that. This results in the ice clearing up allowing us to see underneath it and actually capture discoveries such as this one right here.
Apparently, they also uncovered the fact that underneath these wetlands there might be a series of underground lakes that could take us to a whole ecosystem underneath the icecaps of Antarctica. This is a great day for theorists and scientists alike as we can all observe this discovery together and marvel at how incredible it truly is.