Have you ever wondered what kind of world lies beneath the thick ice of Antarctica? I certainly did, and it looks like I am not the only one.
A team of Australian scientists were on a mission near Casey research station in East Antarctica. They were trying to retrieve a SeapHox pH data logger so they attached a camera on a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). What they captured is absolutely breathtaking!
A colorful underwater world hiding beneath the thick layer of ice is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It`s a world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink encrusting algae and spidery starfish. These organisms live in -1.5 degrees Celsius (29.3 degrees Fahrenheit), but how they manage to survive the extreme cold conditions remains a mystery.
I guess we are still learning about our planet, and all the beautiful things she’s been hiding from us. Amazing!