Mysteries of the Big Blue
Oceans support an extraordinarily diverse world. More than one million species live on coral reefs alone, and perhaps as many as 10 million in the deep seas. But only a fraction of these have been discovered so far and much of ocean life remains a mystery.
A six-week research expedition above seamounts in the high seas of the Indian Ocean, led by IUCN, has brought a whole new understanding of seamount ecosystems, as well as a rich collection of data and specimens, including some strange-looking marine creatures, many of which have never been seen before.