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Coral reefs off the coast of Aldabra in the Seychelles (Sky News)

Deep Ocean Live: Rare access to one of the world's most heavily protected coral atolls

Sky News will broadcast live from 300m down in the Indian Ocean at 8am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The series will examine the impact of climate change and plastic pollution. It includes the deepest-ever live news programme from submersibles.

Sky News has been granted rare access to one of the world's most heavily protected coral atolls.

Aldabra, a remote island in the Indian Ocean, is a UNESCO world heritage site and is at the centre of a strict marine protected area.

To be allowed ashore we had to follow tight biosecurity controls, including disinfecting our equipment to avoid contaminating the near pristine environment.

We were shown around by scientists and conservationists at the research station, which is run by the Seychelles Islands Foundation.

Jude Brice, the station manager, took us by boat to the thriving coral reef that rings the island.

He said: "For me it is another world. It is so lively. It's just incredible."

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