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Rare glimpse into Antarctic underwater world

Rare glimpse into Antarctic underwater world

We’re diving under the sea ice in O’Brien Bay, south of Casey research station in Eastern Antarctica. This is a thriving, colourful world filled with sponges, sea cucumbers, sea spiders, worms, algae and starfish. Here we are at 30 metres below the surface, where the water temperature is a chilly -1.5’C year round, and the …