“There were 1,224 species in total, of which 1,026 were found in the Antarctic waters – including sea urchins, worms, crustaceans and molluscs. Dr Barnes told BBC News: “There is a widely held belief that life is very rich in the tropics and decreases through temperate areas, through to polar regions, which are thought to be barren.That is partly because we see life from the land point of view – and when we see the Arctic and Antarctic, we just see ice. But below the surface of the sea, it is an incredibly rich environment, and diving there is a bit like diving on a coral reef.”
Once again, we find that we had underestimated the marvelous magic and diversity of our planet.
What else will we discover?
And what have we already lost?