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Antarctica's Biggest Mysteries : Is there life beneath the ice?

In the deepest dive ever beneath Antarctic ice, thriving plants and animals are captured on camera :A answer to Antarctica's Biggest Mysteries : Is there life beneath
The ice floe
 ice floe
The photo shows anemones attached to ice, hiding their body in the glacier an anemone lets its tentacles dangle in the dark water. Marine biologist Marymegan Daly says it's the only anemone species known to live in ice

Marine Invertebrates Antarctica

Under the ice of waters below Antarctica are also home to a variety of marine invertebrates.

The Octopus Life under the Antarctic ice

The octopus is a soft-bodied, eight-armed mollusc of the order Octopoda.An octopus jets above a seabed packed with life Antarctica has at least 16 species of octopuses. All have a specialized pigment in their blood called hemocyanin Around 300 species are recognised and the order is grouped within the class Cephalopoda with squids, cuttlefish and nautiloids.

Orange sea squirts

The picture shows the orange sea squirts, which collects water on the seabed 200 feet down and collect food, look very simple, like sponges

A pill bug

An isopod looks like a pill bug—and rolls and curled up when threatened— but is nearly five inches long.

Rope hanging

A diver swims several feet of Antarctic ice where see The rope hanging in the water nearby helps divers find their way back to the surface.

A seal swims

A diver is at a few meters below a piece of Antarctic sea ice where A seal swims near East Antarctica's Dumont d'Urville Station.

A curious young Weddell seal

The young Weddell seal weeks old capture in for a close-up It may have been the pups first swim Weddell seals are the most southerly breeding mammal in the world.

Weddell seal

The most southerly breeding mammal in the world, a Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii,relatively large and abundant true seal are swims beneath the ice. The seals stay near the coast, breathing air through holes in the ice.

A Weddell seal

A Weddell seal accompanies her pup on a swim beneath the ice. These placid seals stay close to the coast, breathing air through holes in the ice
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