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The Brilliant Abyss: Helen Scales

3:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday 28 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

From the collections at the Zoology Museum in Cambridge, marine biologist Dr Helen Scales and author of the new book The Brilliant Abyss, illuminates the majesty and marvels of the deep sea. The deep is the single biggest habitable space on the planet and home to fantastic creatures that have evolved unique ways to survive in extreme conditions of super-high pressure, little food or company, and permanent darkness.

A golden era of deep-sea science is underway, as scientists uncover more of the hidden living wonders in this vast space. Deep studies are rewriting the very notion of life on earth and hinting at the potential for life elsewhere in the universe. At the same time, scientists are realising just how vital the deep is for the whole of life on earth and seeing how this realm is increasingly threatened by deepening human impacts. More urgently than ever before, the deep sea needs to be known about, celebrated and protected.Join us for extra special event with marine biologist Helen Scales - filmed on location at the Zoology Museum, Cambridge.

Helen Scales is a marine biologist, diver, surfer, broadcaster and writer who's spent hundreds of hours underwater watching fish. A familiar voice for the oceans, she's pondered the mysteries of the deep sea with Robin Ince and Brian Cox on BBC Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage and donated an imaginary tank of seahorses to The Museum of Curiosity.

You can find Helen's brilliant new book here- and Bloomsbury have kindly provided a 20% discount for Festival bookers- please use code at checkout: ABYSS20

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Age: All Ages
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Theme: Environment, Explore

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