Deep sea scientist Dr Alan Jamieson and
Matterdale teenage environmentalist Amy Bray
discuss plastic in our oceans
Chief Scientist on the 5-Deeps Expedition, Dr Jamieson has seen things he shouldn't have seen at the deepest points of each of the world's five oceans: our plastic waste. During this Q&A event, hosted by teenage environmentalist Amy Bray, Dr Jamieson will share his experiences of visiting the hadal zone - depths exceeding 6000 metres - and you will have the opportunity to submit questions about his work.
Reviewing the current understanding of human impacts at some of the most extreme frontiers Dr Jamieson will show that contrary to public perception they are now anything but pristine. He has participated in, and often led, over 60 deep-sea expeditions and his discoveries have received international recognition in particular his work on the discovery of anthropogenic contaminants and microplastic particles and fibres residing within organisms from the deepest places on Earth.
Dr Jamieson's work has featured in the BBC's Blue Planet II, NHK's Deep Ocean, Descent into the Mariana Trench documentaries and Discovery Channel's Deep Planet series.
If you would like to learn more about how you can reduce your plastic waste please visit the Another Way website here.
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