Transcript for Under the sea: 'GMA' reports live from the depths of the Indian Ocean
We are heading to the very bottom of the Indian ocean. A part of the planet that no one has ever seen. Dr. Holt part of the expedition, 418 feet below the surface for their first live broadcast to the U.S. Dr. Woodall is going to answer our viewers' questions and just a heads-up for you watching there may be a slight delay but I think it will be worth it. A tweet, what kind of marine life exists down there, Dr. Woodall? Nice to see you. Hey, everyone. Hey, Amy. Hey, Amy, hey, everyone. Great to be with you. So down here we can see the most amazing life. I think you've got some images that we've taken before of the sharks and the rays. Currently here at this depth there's not much light so I'll show you outside and what we have is a bunch of corals. They look different to those you might see on the surface. Up at the surface those little algae that provide energy for the corals but down here they all live off their filter feeding in the water so they live off energy, little organisms in the water. Wow. This is such a massive undertaking. I'm still kind of getting my head around the fact we're able to talk to you but talk about why you're going to such great lengths to explore this unchartered terrain. Absolutely. It is amazing to be down here. It's such a privilege but also a responsibility. Our planet is one ocean, so we need to make sure we need to understand how it is connected. The Indian ocean where we are right now is incredibly important to a number of different nations for their food security, so it's really important that we have a look here in the Indian ocean. We're currently off the island of aldabra which is a protected site and have an opportunity to look at pristine environments, so that we understand what our ohs really should look like. It is so incredible. We appreciate you sharing that with us. Dr. Woodall and nice piloting there, Randy. Thank you so much. And we will be right back with
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