Antarctic Icefish
Antarctic Icefish
Antarctic Icefish
Antarctic Icefish
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Nick Mayer

Antarctic Icefish

Sale price$89.00
Frame:No Frame (Double Matted Print Only)
Size:Small (11" x 14")
Quantity:

Antarctic Icefish, Chionodraco hamatus

Living their entire existence in water temperatures that are barely above freezing, these outlandish creatures have adapted by producing a protein-based antifreeze in their tissues.  Also called "Glass Blood Fish" they have no hemoglobin in their blood which is what humans & most other creatures use to transport oxygen (and makes blood red).  Instead they have huge hearts and big blood vessels which pump their water-like blood around their body--since it is so cold their blood, like the surrounding water is saturated with oxygen!

Nick recommends size: MEDIUM