Antarctic Icefish

Antarctic Icefish are a suborder that dominant the continental shelf waters surrounding the Antarctic land mass.

With sea temperatures commonly dropping to –2°C, icefish have evolved a number of unique physiological mechanisms in order to avoid freezing. Icefish live in a specialised environment, and are therefore highly vulnerable to changing sea temperatures as a result of climate change. Time is running out to study and understand one of nature’s most extraordinary groups of animals.