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TA two person submarine at the surface after a dive, next to Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise at Livingston Island, Antarctica. Greenpeace is conducting submarine-based scientific research to strengthen the proposal to create the largest protected area on the planet, an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. | Christian Åslund/Greenpeace
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Greenpeace Submarine Catalogs Life on Antarctica’s Seafloor

The expedition aims to build evidence in support of establishing a protected marine reserve off the coast of the Southern Continent.

The Antarctic feather star, Promachocrinus kerguelensis, found at approximately 300 meters depth at Kinnes Cove, Antarctic Sound found at approximately 300 meters depth at Kinnes Cove in the Antarctic Sound. Greenpeace is conducting submarine-based scientific research to strengthen the proposal to create the largest protected area on the planet, an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. | Christian Åslund/Greenpeace
Image of the Antarctic seafloor | Greenpeace
Glacier front and icebergs at Joinville Island, facing the Antarctic Sound at the opening of the Weddell Sea. Greenpeace is conducting submarine-based scientific research to strengthen the proposal to create the largest protected area on the planet, an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. | Christian Åslund/Greenpeace