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Explore the deep oceans LIVE

To celebrate our blue planet, we partnered with Nekton who is investigating one of the most unexplored ecosystems: the deep oceans.

Over 1,000 students from 15 countries joined World Oceans Day on 8 June on YouTube Live and learned about the incredible marine life living deep underwater and the science behind submarine exploration.

The event’s hosts were Dr. Lucy Woodall, marine biologist and Nekton principal scientist working at the University of Oxford, and Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, Digital Explorer’s Director.

The YouTube Live broadcasts are available below.

#WorldOceansDay Live hosts

Lucy Woodall
Lucy Woodall
Nekton principal scientist
Lucy is a marine biologist with a passion for the aquatic world, working at the University of Oxford. Her PhD on the conservation genetics of European seahorses provided valuable research for captive breeding and international monitoring programmes. While her work broadly focuses on the processes that drive biodiversity in the marine biome, including the impacts of human activities, she has also worked in coastal and deep sea habitats and is an expert in marine litter. Her microplastics research was the first to reveal the ubiquity of this pollutant in the deep sea which led to further work on marine debris in our most remote oceans. In addition to project managing duties she leads the microplastic and marine debris research, as well as developing new genetic based techniques to understand the biodiversity in the ocean.
Twitter: @water_nomad
Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop
Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop
Director, Digital Explorer

An experienced educator, Jamie is always searching for new ways for children to learn about their changing world both inside and outside the classroom. This process started with taking young people from East London schools on expedition to Morocco and the Gulf and using new satellite and media communications to share this experience live with thousands of pupils back in the classroom. Leaving teaching to work on these projects full-time, he founded Digital Explorer to continue this work. This has seen him lead numerous education expeditions to Africa, the Middle East and Asia as well as working with science teams in the Arctic, Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef.
Twitter: @jamie_bd

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