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A golden era of deep-sea discovery is underway and marine biologist Helen Scales is at the heart of it. Teeming with unsuspected life, the extraordinary interconnected ecosystem deep below the waves has a huge effect on our daily lives, influencing climate and weather systems, with the potential for much more—good or bad depending on how it is exploited. Helen shares the latest findings of this weird, wonderful and all-important world under the sea and explores how deep sea discoveries are rewriting our understanding of life on land.

Biography

Helen Scales, PhD, is a marine biologist, writer, and public broadcaster. She is the author of Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells and Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean, and Everything. She has written for National Geographic, the Guardian, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife Magazine, and BBC Focus, among others, and also presents the Earth Unscrewed podcast. She teaches marine biology and science writing at Cambridge University and advises the marine conservation charity Sea Changers.

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The Brilliant Abyss

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