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What’s this fish have in common with your car? Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition leads to discovery

First, they documented the only biofluorescent fish known the Arctic while on a Constantine S. Niarchos Expedition. Now, they’ve discovered that the same fish is chockfull of antifreeze.

The American Museum of Natural History Museum researchers discovered that the variegated snailfish glowed green and red during a 2019 field expedition to the waters off Greenland, making it one of a kind, as far as science knows. Now, we appreciate that it’s twice exceptional, thanks to further research showing that its body contains a higher level of antifreeze proteins than observed in any other fish.

The Constantine S. Niarchos Expeditions fund supports researchers at the American Museum of Natural History in traveling to far-flung sites around the globe to advance humanity’s understanding of the world. Projects have studied birds in Vanuatu, leeches in Cambodia, wasps in Australia, fossils on Svalbard, and ancient art in Sudan. The Expeditions honor the adventurous spirit of their namesake, Constantine S. Niarchos, who was the first Greek person to climb Mount Everest.