Diving in the freezing cold waters of the Arctic
28 July 2010
Science writer and broadcaster Richard Hollingham speaks to University of Glasgow researcher Heiko Moossen about diving beneath the Arctic ice.
Diving beneath the Arctic ice with scientists from the Scottish Association for Marine Science
Heiko's research focuses on using fossils and algae to understand past climate change in the Arctic with the aim of helping to better predict future environmental change in the region.
He spent his thirtieth birthday diving under the Arctic ice in search of algae.
Here he describes what it was like – the burning face when he first got in and the freezing fingers by the end.
It's also a lesson in how not to use a Tesco food bag to collect algae samples.
The video was shot during this year's Arctic expedition onboard the RRS James Clark Ross.
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