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You and the planet: oceans

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the Royal Society YouTube channel


There are plenty of fish in the sea, or so the saying goes. But for how much longer? With increasing overfishing, growing amounts of pollution and global temperatures rising, our ocean and its ecosystems are under great threat. 

Aerial view of a fishing boat on the ocean, image credit: Pham Hung

Join us as we hear from National Geographic Explorers and other experts at the helm of the fight to save our seas. And, as we enter the UN Decade of Ocean Science, explore how science and technology can help us to turn the tide and take us towards living sustainably and in harmony with the ocean.  

We will be collecting audience questions in advance so if you have anything you would like to ask on the topic, please submit your questions to help guide the conversation on the night.


  • Diva Amon, Deep-sea biologist, 2020 National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Director of SpeSeas
  • Jahawi Bertolli, 2019 National Geographic Explorer, CBBC Planet Defender, professional underwater and wildlife film maker and photographer
  • Angela Hatton, Director of Science and Technology at the National Oceanography Centre
  • Richard ThompsonProfessor of Marine Biology and Director of the Marine Institute at the University of Plymouth

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