They are slimy, some of them are transparent and kind of creepy and you wouldn’t want to encounter one on an ocean swim, but luckily you never will.
- A CSIRO voyage to the Southern Ocean has examined the creatures that live in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’
- Scientists hope their findings will help them better understand the ocean’s ability to store carbon
- The researchers are also looking at how climate change is impacting its carbon storage
These are the creatures of the Southern Ocean’s “twilight zone” — a 200- to 1,000-metre layer of water that lies just beyond the reach of light.
The researchers who collected them have just returned from a six-week trip on the CSIRO’s Investigator research ship.
But the trip was about a lot more…