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

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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.

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The exotic creatures we found there will astonish you.They took submersibles down to an area about 1,000 meters, or 3,280 feet, below Antarctica’s sea ice, in the Southern Ocean.

What they found was an ocean floor teeming with life, rivaling the biological diversity of tropical coral reefs. We know so little about this precious ecosystem and we hope that our work with an Antarctic seafloor specialist.

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Diving to the depths to collect crucial footage and specimens, can help provide the evidence of the need to secure strong protection for huge swathes of the Antarctic, including a vast 1.8m sq km Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.