Thursday 30 July 2009

A glimpse of life in the oceans under the Polar Ice

Peter Morse a freelance visualization consultant specializing in full-dome and stereoscopic content for immersive imaging systems shares with us in this informational science video an understanding of the abundance of known and newly discovered life beneath the Arctic and Antarctic Ice sheets.

The video is an accumulation of data collected from the "Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) and Arctic Ocean Diversity Project (ArcOD), explaining their research and discoveries made during the International Polar Year (IPY), as part of the Census of Marine Life (CoML)."
According to Morse, "the large iceberg you see in the middle of the video was shot in stereoscopic HD (mono here) aboard the French Icebreaker L'Astrolabe - it was about 50kms long !"

Since science has established that life on earth began in the oceans, some research scientists are beginning to question if life may have started in a lump of ice ?
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