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Helen Scales – The Brilliant Abyss

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True Tales of Exploring the Deep Sea, Discovering Hidden Life and Selling the Seabed

Delve into the deep with marine biologist, Dr Helen Scales, as she explores the living wonders in the greatest ocean depths.

The Brilliant Abyss shows just how far people have gone to exploit the sea – for knowledge and profit – and the perils it currently faces. Our collective footprint in the deep sea is increasing, but there are ways we might remedy that going forward…

This event is part of SIREN23 in Ulster University, Belfast.


Helen Scales, PhD, is a marine biologist, writer, and public broadcaster. She is the author of Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells and Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean, and Everything. She has written for National Geographic, the Guardian, New Scientist, BBC Wildlife Magazine, and BBC Focus, among others, and also presents the Earth Unscrewed podcast.

She teaches marine biology and science writing at Cambridge University and advises the marine conservation charity Sea Changers.

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