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  • encased in glacier lies thousands of feet thick, and we know even less about the icy seas that bring it above is a land of frigid ice.

  • The low is a thriving, massive life.

  • More than 1000 feet down.

  • We find a wall of life.

  • We gathered evidence of a unique ecosystem that deserves protection.

  • Antarctica, the most remote continent in the world encased in glacier, lies thousands of feet thick.

  • It's still largely unexplored, and we know even less about the icy seas that bring it a copy now machines air, making it possible for us to catch a glimpse.

  • Mini submarine is taking marine biologist Dr Susan Lockout down into the Antarctic.

  • Dean above is a land of frigid ice.

  • The low is a thriving massive life.

  • Oh, that's really pretty.

  • No light penetrates this deep plants can't grow.

  • These are all animals.

  • Then it was my turn to go down with pilot John.

  • We drop much deeper more than 1000 feet down.

  • We find a wall of life.

  • Sponges and corals see stars, feather stars, all thriving in complete darkness.

  • A robot arm captured samples.

  • Some of these species have never been filmed before.

  • They're threatened by an increase in fishing in the region.

  • We gathered evidence of a unique ecosystem that deserves protection.

  • No one can deny that this region needs protecting.

  • But what is the best way to do?

  • It is a line on a map.

  • Really gonna make much difference.

  • And who is gonna police anything out here?

  • The proposal to protect all these creatures and their world will be heard by the Antarctic nations in October.

  • Claire Marshall, BBC News The Antarctic Peninsula.

encased in glacier lies thousands of feet thick, and we know even less about the icy seas that bring it above is a land of frigid ice.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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