6 May 2014

Antarctic fish

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:09 pm on 6 May 2014

Twenty years ago, biologist Clive Evans took his first trip to Antartica. He fell in love with the place and now returns each year to study the unique fish in the seas surrounding the frozen continent. He and his team of researchers at the University of Auckland's School of Biological Sciences, found that Antarctic fish are able to survive in the freezing waters by producing anti-freeze and recycling it around thier bodies. That discovery got Clive Evans thinking about whether anti-freeze could have the potential to help humans in the treatment of cancer.