Monster Antarctic Starfish

The water was so cold against my face that after just a few seconds, my lips were numb. But in all honesty I didn’t care. I was so distracted by everything that was around me. The visibility was incredible, everything that they said it would be. There were really interesting creatures everywhere and they were huge. Lots of sponges with openings the size of dinner plates and starfish that looked like they weighed 20 lbs.

The Wirecutter’s Brian Lam talks to Danielle Woodward, the US Antarctic program’s youngest diver (she’s 23). They wanted her to cut her hair off, True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle-style (anyone?), but she would “rather just be cold.” Word.