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A Day In The Life Of A Crabnet [VIDEO]

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Recreational crabbing is becoming a more and more popular pastime, so it was only a matter of time before someone took the opportunity to attach a GoPro to their trap. It’s kind of incredible to see the hustle and bustle of the ocean floor – how the crabs battle with the fish for their share of the bait, how the rays glide over ominously as the rest of the floor inhabitants scatter.

It’s a fascinating scene. See for yourself:

A Day In The Life of a Crabnet

We’ve only explored 5% of the ocean so far. This quote from Dr. Paul Bunje, senior director of prize development and ocean health at the XPRIZE Foundation, really says it all:

“In that 5% we have some of the most amazing things on this planet. We’ve got a mountain range, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, that has thousands of peaks taller than the Alps are, for instance,” he said. “You’ve got, every time someone goes down, new species that are wondrous and unbelievably strange sometimes. And in reality, if you take all of the world’s oceans, that’s 99% of our living space on Earth, and we know almost nothing about it.”

Can you imagine what this experience would be like in some of the deeper, darker depths? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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A Day In The Life Of A Crabnet [VIDEO]