Into the Deep Unknown


In the summer of 2017, a team of scientists led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ventured a thousand kilometers off the coast of Brazil to explore the seafloor around a little-known cluster of islets called St. Paul’s Rocks. One of those scientists, Diva Amon, a deep-sea biologist from the Natural History Museum of London, describes what it’s like to venture into a dark, unknown world 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) below the surface—and why this type of research is key to understanding and protecting our oceans.

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Filmmaker: Steven Bedard

Running Time: 3 mins

Language: English

Steven Bedard

Steven Bedard has more than 15 years of experience writing, producing, and editing science content for magazines, websites, museum exhibits, and mobile platforms. He has written and produced immersive, multi-screen experiences, short and long-form documentaries, interactive games and simulations, as well as hundreds of articles and essays on a wide variety of topics from astrophysics and archaeology to genetics, evolution, public health, and deep reef exploration.