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Join us at IIED to hear from deep-sea biologist and research fellow at the Natural History Museum, Dr Diva Amon.

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Dr Diva Amon, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Natural History Museum in London, will be the guest speaker at Fish Night 6: Wonders of the deep blue, at IIED in London

World Fisheries Day, 21 November 2019

Dr Amon, a deep-sea biologist and ocean explorer, will take us on a journey through the deep ocean, to meet the mesmerising and wonderful animals that live in these environments and understand the impact of human actions and activities on these valuable ecosystems.

We'd welcome guests to arrive from 5.30pm for a 6pm start, when Dr Amon will share her insights and experiences from research expeditions to unknown deep-ocean habitats from Antarctica to the Mariana Trench, exploring ocean floors as deep as 2.6 kilometres below the ocean surface and discovering creatures that exist nowhere else.

This discussion will cover issues such as resource exploration and exploitation such as mining, and the impact such activities are having on these fragile environments.

Amon has spoken at the United Nations and the Nobel Prize, and filmed with the BBC and CNN, among others. She is co-founder of the non-profit NGO, SpeSeas, dedicated to increasing marine science, education and advocacy in Trinidad and Tobago.

This discussion will be followed by question-and-answer session moderated by IIED's head of blue economy, Essam Yassin Mohammed.

Guests are welcome to stay for refreshments and an opportunity to network following the discussion.

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Photo: The Dumbo Octopod lives deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Octopods can live in ocean depths ranging from 100 to over 5000 metres. (Credit: NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research, Creative Commons via Flickr)

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