Observation tube under the Antarctic sea ice

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14 Responses to “Observation tube under the Antarctic sea ice”

  1. Thats a gorgeous goby they are playing with around the 1:10 mark…

    Hmmm….wonder how much it would cost to chill a saltwater tank to Antarctic temps….

    Also fat seal is fat and cute…even if it would maul your face off.

    Edit: Holy shit…its the eggs from Alien around the 4:15 mark….

  2. michael b says:

    Wow, what a great opportunity for non-divers to experience what it’s like to be under the ice.  Thank god for the mute button on the ‘puter, however.  

  3. Sirkowski says:

    Beautiful, once you put it on mute.

  4. clockradio says:

    Anyone seen any Shuggoths or Elder Things yet?
     

  5. Finnagain says:

    Trapped under a billion pounds of sea ice.. Fun!

  6. Finnagain says:

    Can we have another one of these installed on Europa? Please?

  7. LuciferWept says:

    Anyone who enjoyed this footage seriously needs to check out Encounters at the Edge of the World, a superb documentary by Werner Herzog. I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen and cannot recommend it highly enough. Similar footage from the same place…think they call it The Cathedral.

    However, that station was not there when they shot the film. I am gonna have nightmares of being inside that thing when – due to some sort of explosion on the surface – it comes unattached and slides into the cold abyss. *shudders* 

    Also, the music they picked…yikes!

  8. DouglasLucchetti says:

    Wonderful…I was fortunate to have a brief stay in the observation tube back in the 80s…it is an indescribable experience but have to say that Henry’s vids and other antics bring it all back and make me wish I was there again. Cheers

  9. Art says:

    Vid is great but WTF is with the music?????

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