Thursday, 18 January 2007

Diving in Antarctica

Here are some photos of us diving in Antarctica taken by Jim the boatman. Today Dr Simon Morley and I dived one of the best dive sites in Antarctica - Shack's Crack. It's a steep wall of rock extending from the top of the mountains near base (called Reptile Ridge) into the sea to 200 m deep. We dived to 18 m to collect animals called brachiopods that can be found there. These animals are often found in deeper water and occur in shallow water on the undersides of overhanging ledges on the cliff face. There is an abundance of sponges and other marine life there too.

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