#14: Exploring the Deep-Sea – with Diva Amon

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. Links: https://divaamon.com/https://www.instagram.com/diva_amonhttps://twitter.com/DivaAmon?lang=en 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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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This travel podcast travels the unbeaten path. Unfolding Maps talks to adventurers of all dimensions about their expeditions and the experiences that shaped them. Join the host, Erik Lorenz, in his conversations with globetrotters, who are best-selling writers, award-winning photographers and critically-acclaimed filmmakers. Through the pens and lenses of these border crossers, Unfolding Maps tells stories that encourage us to step out of familiar spaces, to venture to the other side of borders, and to savor the magic moments in between – big and small.Open your eyes to adventure – with Unfolding Maps.More info at www.unfoldingmaps.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.