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Amazing Oceans

6 talksCovering almost three-quarters of the Earth, our amazing oceans are vast, beautiful, scary and relatively unexplored. This collection brings to the surface fascinating insights and stories across ocean science, conservation and culture.
6 talks in this Collection
Does the ocean breathe?

Dr. Veronique Oldham

The oceans absorb nearly 1/3 of our carbon emissions; they are literally the world's lungs. How does the sea 'breathe', and why does it do it?

How did oceans shape human history?

Prof. David Abulafia

Territory, food, commerce and conquest: what role have the seas played in the development of the nations we see today?

What alien habitats exist on the bottom of the ocean?

Prof. Erik Cordes

The tech required to explore the deepest parts of the ocean is coming on in leaps and bounds. What bizarre habitats and organisms have we found, and what still remains to be discovered?

How does the ocean contribute to new drug development?

Dr. Jeanette Davis

There's so much left to learn about the sea and its organisms. Could the ocean be the source of the next drug to change medicine?

What is life like beneath the polar ice?

Prof. Antje Boetius

We know so little about the deep sea, and even less about what it's like beneath the ice of the Earth's polar regions. How does life flourish in one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet?

What does bioluminescence tell us about life in the ocean?

Dr. Edie Widder

More than 75% of sea creatures produce their own light. How do they do it, and what can we learn from this incredible marine firework display?