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Submersible Footage Shows Strange Creatures Crawling Along Atlantic Seafloor

by : Julia Banim on : 09 Mar 2018 11:42
BBC America

Nature lovers are now getting a glimpse of Antarctica and its seafloor, with more detail than ever before.

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BBC America’s Planet Earth: Blue Planet II series took marine exploration to the next level, taking a submersible down to depths of 1,000 meters below the sea ice of Antarctica in the waters of the Southern Ocean.

The full, rich diversity of the ocean floor was revealed; full of strange and wonderful creatures.

Submersible team leader on the M/V Alucia, Mark ‘Buck’ Taylor made the following statement, according to Masahable:

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To be honest, none of us were expecting very much.

Every single one of us were just completely blown away by the amount of life we found.

Within a square yard there is more life in the deep of the Antarctica than there is in the reefs of the Barrier Reef of Australia.

You can watch the awe inspiring footage for yourself below:

This breathtaking video is a part of Our Blue Planet.

This is a joint venture between Alucia Productions and BBC Earth which intends to promote discussion about the ocean.

According to the video description provided by Alucia Productions:

No one really knows what’s in the deep ocean in Antarctica.

Now we have the technology to reach into the ocean depths, we accompanied scientist and deep-sea explorer Jon Copley and became the first to descend to 1000 meters underwater in Antarctica for Blue Planet II.

The exotic creatures we found there will astonish you.

This is extraordinary! Can’t wait to see more!

Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Animals

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Mashable and 1 other
  1. Mashable

    Antarctica's seafloor is teeming with life, rare submersible footage shows

  2. YouTube/ Alucia Productions Powered by OceanX

    The Deepest Dive in Antarctica Reveals a Sea Floor Teeming With Life