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Most northerly species in the world

August 3rd, 2009 A minute sea anemone has been named the world’s most northerly species in a paper in Polar Biology after being discovered directly below the ancient ice of the north pole. The¬†anemone (Bathyphellia margaritacea) which is also found further south was discovered by Russian explorers during a 2007 submersible voyage. This is the first living thing to be formally identified in the waters directly below the pole, which have been hidden by a layer of permanent ice for more than 800,000 years.¬† The Guardian