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Dragon vent lobsters

Duration: 01:23

These first ever HD pictures from 3km below the surface of the ocean were accomplished through a unique collaboration between Japanese broadcasters NHK and marine research institute, JAMSTEC. One of several trips using deep sea ROVs was to the Dragon Vent where the crew agreed that the population of crustaceans resembled bristling Samurai warriors.

Available since: Mon 1 Jun 2009

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Planet Earth Ocean Deep

11/11 The final episode looks at the largest of all habitats - the ocean.

First broadcast: 10 Dec 2006

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