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Antarctic seafloor and benthos (spiral camera) 3D Model
This model illustrates 1 square meter of Antarctic seabed (coordinates of its center: 74.6901°S, 164.1037°E, depth 22 metres) from the permanent Transect T1 (BTN_PNRA_T1) in Tethys Bay (Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea, Antarctica) established in 2015 in the framework of the PNRA (Italian National Antarctic Research Program) project “ICE-LAPSE”. The model shows a large specimen of the sponge Mycale (Oxymycale) acerata Kirkpatrick, 1907 (annotation 1, specimen label: BTN_PNRA_T1_Myc_1) which has an estimated volume of 0,0226 cubic meters. The transect was recorded on November 14 2017 by Ian Hawes (NIWA) with a Sony A7s II (16mm) by swimming around the sponge to increase lateral details (compare with the similar 3D model of the same portion of seabed).