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Deep-sea creatures: Vivid colours of the deep

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The deepest parts of the ocean are some of the least hospitable places on Earth.

Yet footage from recent expeditions carried out by scientists at the University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab reveals that life in the oceanic trenches is thriving.

Here, at 7,000m below sea level in the Kermadec Trench, which is off the coast of New Zealand, people were surprised to find vividly coloured creatures living at these depths - as Dr Alan Jamieson explains.

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