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A rare glimpse into Antarctica’s colorful underwater world

By Hannah Yi
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Australian scientists recently launched a robot under the Antarctic sea ice, capturing rare footage of the vibrant world beneath. To get there, they drilled a hole into ice 1.5 meters thick (4.9 feet). The layers of ice protect the life below from the harsh Antarctic weather. Watch our video to see this colorful home to sea spiders, sponges, and sea stars.

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