Monster munch on sea bed
DAVID Attenborough and his team go places no camera crew has been before on Blue Planet II.
From the deepest depths of the Pacific to the unfilmed bottom of the Antarctic Ocean...where I’m pretty sure we saw the fish John West rejected. Fish with feet, fish with fangs, a fish with a transparent head made entirely out of jelly – the TOWIE fish, according to my notes.
Attenborough saw it as “an alien planet”...I saw a whole new menu for sushi chefs.
Other wonders included a lake of brine on the ocean bed, shrimps living their whole lives trapped in coral and incredible underwater geysers (not Captain Nemo).
Six-gill sharks tore into the carcass of a sperm whale, pictured, and then zombie worms used acid to burrow into its bones. Crabs used the hairs on their legs to feed on poisonous hydrogen sulphide, while shrimps survived in water hot enough to melt lead. It made you realise even if mankind does manage to wipe itself out, life will go on within us and without us.