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Curator’s talk: How to be a Deep-Sea Fish: Tips for Success in the Deep

Wednesday 4 October, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

$25.00 – $30.00

**Sold Out**The way deep-sea animals are presented in the media, you would think they are trying to look horrible and scary just to upset us, but there are excellent evolutionary reasons for all the strange things about them. Once you get past all the media hype of monsters or alien-like appearances, life in the deep is far more interesting than horror.

The deep sea makes up most of our planet and therefore should be worthy of our consideration! This light-hearted talk will put the deep sea into context and walk you through some of the problems and solutions to living in this environment.   Join Te Papa Fish Curator Thom Linley at our Tory Street facility for a fascinating look at all things in the deep!

Dr Thom Linley is a fish curator at Te Papa and has been working with deep-sea fish for about the last 15 years. He is a big fan of recording deep-sea fish in their environment and feels this is the best context to understand them. He has been lucky enough to be involved in a lot of firsts, such as capturing video of the world’s deepest fishes, including those living in our very own Kermadec Trench. His work has featured on Blue Planet II, Shark Week, Expedition Deep Ocean, and Journey to the Mariana Trench. He also created and co-hosts The Deep-Sea Podcast.

Above photo: New Zealand Bearded anglerfish (Linophryne densiramus) Carl Struthers.
Right: An unknown (potentially new) snailfish species and 3 cusk eels filmed by the Minderoo-UWA Deep-Sea Research Centre. Creative Commons. Left: Thom Linley


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Wednesday 4 October
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$25.00 – $30.00
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