Mysteries of the deep

Look: Scientists map Antarctica’s ocean depths in incredible detail

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Alfred Wegener Institute / PS124 AWI OFOBS team

The Antarctic seafloor is bursting with life.

Sea stars, science-defying sponges, and even the world’s largest breeding colony of fish hide in the dark, cold waters surrounding Earth’s southernmost continent.

But there’s still a lot we don’t know about the most remote ocean on the globe.

With climate change altering sea levels and frozen landscapes, it’s important for scientists to better understand ocean ecosystems and how to conserve them.