Life beneath the ocean's surface
Today, the entire planet has been mapped, yet beneath the surface of the oceans, there is a wealth of biological riches yet to be discovered.
An international expedition has been studying an underwater ridge linking Central America to the island of Malpelo, 500 kilometers off the coast of Colombia.
The incredible concentration of life in the Malpelo reserve is not unique. In this part of the Pacific, seamounts hidden beneath the surface are also thought to harbor exceptional biodiversity.