ROV “Beast” filming under Arctic Ice

Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute have been using an ROV, nicknamed “Beast” to explore and film under sea ice in the Arctic, as part of the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate Change (MOSAiC). The team found some amazing platelet ice crystals, feathery ice crystals that form at supercool temperatures and grow as large as a human hand, typically found in Antarctica, not the Arctic.