If you’ve been rockin’ with us for a while, you’re well aware of our fascination with our fellow animal species. I know the Jarrons and Ariels of the world are at least. Today, we’d like to bring your attention to the deep sea, an environment that some researchers believe we know less about than the moon. Up into the twentieth century, studies on the deep ocean concluded that life was close to impossible to sustain in the deepest areas due to the extreme conditions of pitch darkness, frigid temperatures and tremendous pressure. However, these assumptions could not have been further from the truth, as in fact, below 200 meters lies the largest habitat on earth. As author Claire Nouvians notes in her book, The Deep, “Ninety percent of all the ocean’s water lies below two hundred meters, and its volume is eleven times greater than that of all of the land above the sea.” Which essentially means there’s more going on down in the deep ocean than we humans could ever imagine.
Today however, let’s focus on the mildly fearsome spider crab, found in abundance by the incomprehensibly skilled lens of BBC cameras in this short video. Accompanied by some fittingly epic tunes, the clip above highlights the seemingly infinite cycle of life that exists below sea level. Stay with this one ’til the end if you can, I doubt you’ll be disappointed.