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Antarctic seafloor exposed after 50 years of ice cover – BBC News

Research ship Polarstern samples Antarctic seafloor life uncovered by the calving of a big iceberg.

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media captionAntarctic beauty: Polarstern sitting between A74 and the Brunt Ice Shelf
Life gets busy wherever it can, even under thick ice cover in Antarctica.
German scientists have inspected an area of seafloor newly exposed by the calving of mega-iceberg A74 and found it to be teeming with animals.
Video cameras tracked abundant filter feeders thriving among the soft muds.
It was a remarkable opportunity for the team as their ship, RV Polarstern,…

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