The Deep Ocean: Earth's Final Frontier with Diva Amon
Join us for this New England Aquarium Lecture Series event featuring Diva Amon, Caribbean marine biologist and 2020 National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Dr. Amon will discuss the Earth’s deep oceans and why they matter. Earth is a blue planet, with over 96% of all habitable space provided by the deep ocean. And as on land, there are an extraordinary variety of ocean habitats: undersea canyons, mountains, plains, volcanoes, hot springs, forests, and even lakes. Giant leaps in technology have bolstered our knowledge and understanding of this final frontier, but still less than 0.05% of it has ever been explored. Never has the fate of our ocean felt so pressing. Dr. Amon takes us on a journey into the depths, to shine a light on parts of the planet that few others have seen.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Diva Amon is a Caribbean marine biologist, 2020 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and researcher of the weird and wonderful animals in parts of the deep ocean that few, if any, have visited before. She is currently featured in the new National Geographic and Disney+ series, Welcome to Earth.
She has spent over a year of her life on expeditions around the world, exploring previously unknown ocean habitats from Antarctica to the Mariana Trench. Dr. Amon regularly ventures down into the depths in submersibles, with her deepest dive to 2.6 kilometers below the ocean surface in the Cayman Trench.
This Aquarium Lecture Series event is free to the public and presented in partnership with the Lowell Institute. For those attending in person, parking validation is available.