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Sea creatures of the Antarctic

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The first comprehensive inventory of the sea and land animals that live in a polar region has been completed by a team from the British Antarctic Survey and Hamburg University.

The waters around the South Orkney Islands were especially rich - more than 1,000 species were found, including sea urchins, worms, crustaceans and molluscs.

Footage courtesy of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

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