Submersible Footage Shows Strange Creatures Crawling Along Atlantic Seafloor

Submersible Footage Shows Strange Creatures Crawling Along Atlantic Seafloor UnderwaterWBBC America

Nature lovers are now getting a glimpse of the Atlantic ocean floor, with more detail than ever before.

BBC America’s Planet Earth: Blue Planet II series took marine exploration to the next level, taking submersibles 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 has made the following statement, according to Masahable:

To be honest, none of us were expecting very much” from the Antarctic dives, since they figured that not much life could survive in such dark, cold waters.

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.

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