40 – Helen Scales
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. It is also the last vast wilderness on earth. Explore the deep sea with marine biologist Dr Helen Scales as she reveals the complexity and importance of the creatures of the abyss and talks about our relationship with the deep sea, how we imagine, explore and exploit it.
Books – The Brilliant Abyss (Bloomsbury)