New video shows first time anyone has been captured in the Antarctic’s frigid waters
An Antarctic video posted online this week shows an expedition from the Antarctic research ship, New Zealand, being pulled into frigid water by a pair of men.
The video, posted online by the New Zealand Antarctic Science Organisation (NZASO), shows the team of five men and a woman working together for the first time since they started their mission.
The footage was filmed by the crew of the New Zealander’s Antarctic research vessel, the Kīkānanga.
New Zealand’s Antarctic Research Council said the footage was shot over three days.
“They were being pulled in by two men on a rope,” NZASO chief scientist Steve Jones said in a statement.
“It was quite unusual to see a man and a dog being pulled together in the cold and dark of the Antarctic.”
The New Zealand team was on a scientific mission to study the deep ocean.
New Zealanders have spent a significant part of their time in Antarctica in recent years, exploring the world’s most northerly continent, and there are no signs that the cold has stopped their explorations.
The Kīnanga was also filmed on the same day as the video, but the footage has not been uploaded yet.
“The Antarctic has always been a great place to be an explorer,” Mr Jones said.
The footage, which was posted online on Tuesday, shows the men on their way to a new site in the icy ocean, where they will continue to collect samples. “
There’s a great opportunity to get to the ocean, the depths of the ocean are a little bit bigger than what we can see, but there’s plenty of ice and plenty of other things that you can explore.”
The footage, which was posted online on Tuesday, shows the men on their way to a new site in the icy ocean, where they will continue to collect samples.
It was filmed from the deck of the Kēpōwhakāi in the north-west of the continent.
NZASOs director of Antarctic science and exploration, Paul Pye, said he was “disappointed” by the video.
“Our crews have been in the ice since they arrived, we’ve had several visits,” he said.
Mr Pye said there had been “a few” people who were stranded in the frigid seas of the southern hemisphere’s north pole.
“We’ve been working very hard to get our team out of there safely,” he told ABC News Breakfast.
“And I don’t think that’s the end of the story.”
The Kēkābānagi is operated by the NZASCO and is operated for research by NZASOC.
The vessel is part of the research vessel Polar Horizon and has been used for over three decades to collect and study Antarctic ice and snow.
“NZASOC is proud to have been selected to conduct this research,” Mr Pyes said.