The frozen samples were brought up from under the Antarctic ice in May 2012.
Sergei Bulat of St. Petersburg’s Nuclear Physics Institute said they collected a core sample of water frozen into the borehole. He said the probe contained bacteria that didn’t belong to any known phyla, which is the next ranking above a class in size.
In May, the samples will be brought to the lab by the Akademik Feodorov icebreaker to confirm the discovery.
Voice of Russia, RIA