Kaikoura Canyon Seabed Life 1 August 2011

The video represents a number of clips that have been spliced together to illustrate the abundant life associated with the muddy seabed sediments in Kaikoura Canyon at 1000m. The video was shot in 2006 using NIWA's Deep Towed Imaging System which was operated from the RV Tangaroa during the RENEWZ I voyage that was conducting an exploration of the chemosynthetic ecosystems of New Zealand.