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Deep-sea creatures: Filming at the darkest depths

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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.

Looking at footage from the team's deepest dive - taken from 10,000m below sea level in the Tonga Trench, off the coast of New Zealand - Alan Jamieson explains that so far scientists have barely scratched the surface of understanding the deep.

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