Monday, March 11, 2019

Sky News to broadcast live from under the water, 300 metres under the surface from Seychelles coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, as Deep Ocean Live focuses on the damage caused to the sea by plastic pollution and climate change.

Sky News (DStv 402) will broadcast live from under the water, 300 metres deep in the Indian Ocean, next week on 18, 19 and 20 March from within submarines, broadcasting a series of programmes examining the impact of climate change on the Earth as well as the devastation caused to the world's oceans and marine life by plastic pollution.

Sky News' underwater broadcast will be the deepest-ever live news programme from submersibles.

Marine biologists who are part of the Nekton mission are currently taking samples as they catalogue the marine life of the remote atolls and coral reefs of the Seychelles, gathering tiny crustaceans, larvae and juvenile fish.

Sky News is filming the team with Sky News' science correspondent Thomas Moore joining the scientific expedition, and will broadcast what it calls a "pioneering series of programmes" entitled Deep Ocean Live, from 300 metres below the waves on the TV news channel.