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Tentacles in Darkness: New Life Found off Patagonia | One Minute Dive With Pew

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"We spend a lot of time investigating outer space, but we still need to understand our oceans," scientist and Pew marine fellow Vreni Häussermann says. http://www.pewtrusts.org/oc...

She's discovered a region in the Pacific Ocean where "a huge amount of tentacles reach out of the dark" and where deep ocean life thrives at the surface. See what it's like in the cold Chilean fjords in this colorful new video short, part of a new series from Pew, One Minute Dive.

Patagonia is Chile's most famous region, but its 8,000 kilometers (almost 5,000 miles) of coastline remain largely unexplored. When scientist Vreni Häussermann began diving into the fjords, she soon discovered that the frigid water teems with life—another world, right here on Earth.
Häussermann directs the Huinay Scientific Field Station in Chile, where she organizes and leads scuba expeditions to remote areas of the Chilean fjord region. Her work has led to the discovery of dozens of bottom-dwelling species and marine communities.
But beyond the excitement they generate, her discoveries in the Patagonian fjords are adding to our understanding of our oceans and illustrating the important connections between land and sea.
Learn more about Häussermann's Pew marine fellowship at http://www.pewenvironment.o.... Show less
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