This video is called Antarctic Marine Biodiversity.
Translated from Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws:
In the depths of the Antarctic sea, a scientific team has discovered over 700 organisms, so far not known to science.
The team of Angelika Brandt, professor at the zoological institute of Hamburg university [in Germany], found 585 species of isopod crustaceans, and also carnivorous sponges, new to science, marine bristle worms
see also here
and various molluscs.
The Laatste Nieuws article speaks about carnivorous ‘zwammen’, which should be translated as ‘fungi’.
From Nature journal:
17 May 2007
Much is known about the marine life on the Antarctic shelf, but the deep waters around the continent are almost unexplored.
The ANDEEP project is designed to fill this gap in our knowledge.
A compilation of data using traditional sampling methods in conjunction with video imaging and the latest molecular techniques from these expeditions is published this week.
These new results are a major advance in our understanding of the organisms inhabiting a crucial sector of the deep ocean, revealing a large number of species new to science.
Deep sea animals: here.
Silicon isotopes in Antarctic sponges: an interlaboratory comparison: here.
- Antarctic blue whales, new research (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- “Antarctic marine reserve threatened by sunset clause, conservationists warn” The Guardian (oceansspirit.wordpress.com)
- ‘Dark day for world’s oceans’ as talks to protect Antarctic marine life fail (blueandgreentomorrow.com)
- Risks grow for Antarctic life (theage.com.au)
- 700 new forms of life discovered in Antarctic sea (brendonlibby65.wordpress.com)