Imagine you are sitting in a telephone booth-sized bubble hundreds of meters deep in the ocean surrounded by darkness, in an environment where nobody has ever been before. Many of the things you see here no one has ever seen before. Every now and then shining deep sea creatures appear. Most of them are completely new to science.
As a deep-sea biologist, this scenario may still be very exciting but it’s nothing new to Dr. Diva Amon, our guest in this episode. Grown up in Trinidad and Tobago and currently based in London, she participated in several deep-sea expeditions around the world to explore and study previously unknown deep-sea habitats. Her work has been featured on CNN International, National Geographic, BBC World, ABC Australia, NHK, Los Angeles Times and more.
In this episode, she sheds some light onto some of the last remaining white spaces on the map of our world.
In the conversation, Diva mentions a couple of vessels that provide livestreams of their deep-sea explorations:
R/V Falkor: https://schmidtocean.org/technology/live-from-rv-falkor/
E/V Nautilus: https://nautiluslive.org/
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/livestreams/welcome.html