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  • Date and time: Friday 9 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

The deep ocean comprises more than 90 percent of our planet’s biosphere and is home to some of the world’s most dazzling creatures, which thrive amid extreme pressures, scarce food supplies and frigid temperatures. 

Living things down here behave in remarkable and surprising ways, and cutting-edge technologies are shedding new light on these critically important ecosystems.

In this exciting talk, zoologist Louise Allcock leads you down into the canyons, trenches and hydrothermal vents of the watery abyss, presenting the deep ocean and its inhabitants as you have never seen them before.

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You will receive a link to join a couple of days before the event and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.

Image credit: © University of Galway / Marine Institute

About the speaker

Louise Allcock is a professor of zoology at the University of Galway, Ireland. She began her career working on octopuses in the Southern Ocean and expanded to the deep sea worldwide. Louise has extensively explored submarine canyon systems of the North Atlantic with remotely operated vehicles, leading many expeditions as chief scientist, and has dived in submersibles in the Indian Ocean. She is passionate about protecting the oceans.


University of York