Sky News is on a ground-breaking mission to the twilight zone to discover new species in the Indian Ocean.Working with the Seychelles government and ocean research institute Nekton, we’ll broadcast live from a depth of 300m (984ft) in submarines.Follow our latest discoveries in this daily blog and tune into the live programmes on Sky News on 18, 19, and 20 March.by Thomas Moore, science correspondent The head-scratching of this morning led to an action plan this afternoon.A recap: a stricken mini-submarine lying 100m below the surface of the Indian Ocean, its cable severed by our mothership’s propeller.Untangling the cable from the propeller was straightforward. But rescuing the mini-sub from the seabed is proving more difficult. Plan A involved an attempt to float the remotely-controlled sub to the surface by attaching it to foam blocks.But the rescuers in a manned submersible were unable to clip the blocks in place.So a second sub was sent down with Plan B – a rope to attach to the mini-sub with a carabiner so the whole lot could be pulled to the surface.But it’s proving tricky. And I’m watching the sun set while waiting for the subs to rise. Much head-scratching on board the Ocean… Read full this story
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