Underwater Antarctica

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This time-lapse video, from the BBC/Discovery program Life, shows three-foot-long worms and carnivorous starfish as they chow down on a dead seal at the bottom of the ocean near Antarctica. Kind of gross, but beautiful at the same time, don't you think?

The 11-part series will air on the Discovery Channel beginning in March 2010.

(Hat tip: Bioemphemera)

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