samples were collected from water, slush, ice and sediment environments
using the methods shown below. Water samples were collected between
30M and 70M. The LExEN group found a layer of extremely dense protists
between the snow layer and underlying ice (slush). Areas of color
in ice cores were cut out and thawed in the lab.Sediment samples were
collected from depths ranging from 400M to 4000M. All samples were
kept below 4C at all times including during transport and isolation.