As the Alucia team worked with the BBC on “Blue Planet II,” advisor scientists Dr. Sylvia Earle (of Mission Blue ) and Dr. Samantha “Mandy” Joye descended in the Alucia submersibles to visit the brine pools and collect samples from this rarely visited ecosystem which could lead to medical breakthroughs or provide clues to the origins of life.
Very few humans have ever seen the mysterious brine pools in person, an alien landscape of underwater lakes so salty that they kill most fish who get too close. The brine pools, however, are also thriving ecosystems, host to many species, and with a unique microbiological makeup that makes them extremely valuable to study.
This video is a part of Our Blue Planet, a joint venture between OceanX Media and BBC Earth to get people talking about the ocean. Join the conversation on Twitter: @OurBluePlanet
Director: Mark Dalio
Director of Photography (OXM): Janssen Powers
Director of Photography (BBC): Gavin Thurston
Field Audio: Mike Kasic
Production Manager: Samantha Loshiavo
Associate Producer: Marjorie Crowley
Editor/Colorist: Ryan Quinn
Re-Recording Mixer (Honeymix): Eric Thompson
Assistant Editor: Jorge Alvarez
Post Production Supervisor: Brian Golding
Executive Producer: Jennifer Hile