Image: British Antarctic SurveyThe yellow star shows where scientists observed life under the ice shelf in this study. \"These animals discovered under the ice shelf are probably no exception,\" said Aronson, who had no involvement with the research. And in the deep sea, which is mostly unexplored, finding novel, stunning life is the norm. And the deep sea tells us to expect surprises. \"Because Antarctica and the deep sea are so unexplored, of course we should expect the unexpected,\" said Aronson.