The amphipod Ampelisca brevicorni is one of a large group of shrimp-like crustaceans. Researchers have found that ice-loving amphipods may use deep ocean currents to get about in the Arctic. | Hans Hillewaert distributed by Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA-3.0

Cold Crustaceans Hitch Rides Out of Hot Water

Small crustaceans that rely on Arctic ice may be using deep ocean currents as a sort of conveyor belt to bring them back to the pack after their ice has drifted out to sea.

September 12, 2012
3:00 AM EDT