Photos: Seeking life forms in icy waters

Photos: Seeking life forms in icy waters

Summary: The Census of Marine Life has researchers braving Arctic waters to find jellyfish and more.


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  • Sea ice pressure ridge

    Pictured is a sea ice pressure ridge as seen from a SCUBA diver's perspective during the Hidden Ocean expedition to the Canada Basin.

  • Jelly fish

    The team looked at microscopic organisms in the sea ice and sea water, as well as larger animals found in the water. Here, a jellyfish of the genus Crossota, collected from the deep Arctic Canada Basin with an ROV.

  • Shawn Harper

    Under-ice diver Shawn Harper from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, shoots underwater video in the high Arctic Canada Basin.

Topic: CXO

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