It was quite the surprise, to say the least.
During an expedition in late November last year, NASA scientists discovered a pinkish,orange shrimp-like creature below the Ross Ice Shelf.
After drilling into the West Antarctic ice shelf, a three inch Lyssianasid amphipod was found swimming 600 feet below the ice sheet.
Scientists noticed the little creature as they were drilling there with a borehole camera that was used to look back up toward the ice surface.
The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest of Antarctica.