20 Oct 2011

Part 2 - Pole to Pole

From Pole To Pole, 9:02 am on 20 October 2011

Join the ABC's Margo Foster aboard the icebreaker Aurora Australis as she travels to east Antarctica with an international group of scientists exploring marine biodiversity. The Southern Ocean and east Antarctica are often described as the black hole of biodiversity - the largest area of the planet that remains mostly unexplored and undescribed, but is expected to host a diverse community of creatures and plants highly adapted to their environment. The destination of the voyage is Commonwealth Bay, where the teams take samples of the water column and seabed as part of the Census of Marine Life.

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