Dive into the frigid waters of Lake Untersee with Dr. Dale Andersen to meet a living community of some of Earth’s oldest fossils—stromatolites—and learn more about the different kinds of cyanobacteria that create them. This is the third installment in a series of video journals by Dr. Heck documenting the 2012 joint expedition between The Field Museum, the Geological Survey of India, the Russian Antarctic Expedition, and the SETI Institute. The expedition was sponsored by The Tawani Foundation.

During the expedition, team members organized a search for meteorites and sampled stromatolites (living fossils) that can found in Antarctica's glaciers and lakes. The team's continuing research aims to shed light on the formation of our solar system and the origins of life on our planet.

Be sure to check out Video Journal #4: “How to Collect Antarctic Meteorites” at vimeo.com/101051135.

For more about Dr. Heck's Antarctica Expedition, please visit expeditions.fieldmuseum.org/antarctic-meteorites.

Want to learn more about Field Museum scientific expeditions around the world? Please visit expeditions.fieldmuseum.org/

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