Mon­ster munch on sea bed

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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