Conservation International Asia Pacific presents
“Oceans Undiscovered: The Deep,”
by Dr Bertrand Richer De Forges
National University Of Singapore
Thu 25 Feb 2016: 7.00pm to 8.00pm
(registration opens at 6.30pm)
@ The Hangar, 25 Arab Street, Singapore 199724
Register for the talk at: http://goo.gl/forms/RHs1osZjy5
Oceans cover 71% of our planet, rendering our world an aquatic haven, mostly very deep and unexplored. The deep sea is one of the largest ecosystems on Earth, yet, the area is poorly known – scientists have a better map of Mars than of the ocean oor.
In the deep sea, it is cold, with high pressure, no light and limited food. Remarkably, there is life. Bountiful and biodiverse. Life thrives in the Bathyal zone (200-2500 metres) across a wide range of habitats, from continental margins to hydrothermal vents pumping out water as hot as 400°C, to whale carcasses.
World renowned deep sea biologist Dr. Bertrand Richer de Forges will take you on his journey of exploring the deep sea – a mysterious yet mesmerising place where light is not essential, but where knowledge is wanting. He will share his discoveries, along with the impact the deep sea has on humans, and vice versa.
The era for deep sea exploration is far from over – much remains to be discovered – to find out what lies in the depths of the oceans.