News reports that two mammoth ice shelves in the Weddell Sea have collapsed into the sea. While the event is a sad & tragic example of global warming at work, it has opened up a portal into which marine biologists can peep, and see some of the glorious and mysterious creatures of the cold deep.
Among the findings was this new species of epimeria, sampled near Elephant Island, Antarctic Peninsula.
However, my favorites have to be this brilliantly colored shrimp-like creature
and this remarkably magic octopus.
I will forever love and be in awe by the unexplored portions of our watery world.