Image of a seal under the arctic ocean with ice above

Saturday 7 July 2018.

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

£9 (includes refreshments).

Dr Jonathan Copley is Associate Professor in Ocean Exploration & Public Engagement within ‘Ocean and Earth Science’ in the National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

He is a marine biologist specialising in deep ocean exploration. With more than twenty years of experience he has discovered many new species of deep-sea animals.

In June 2013 he became the first British person to dive more than 5 km deep in the ocean, taking part in the first dive by a human-occupied vehicle to the world’s deepest known hydrothermal vents. In December 2016 he also took part in the first dives by human-occupied vehicles to 1 km deep in the Antarctic, during filming of the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 series.

Jon Copley is an award-winning communicator, writer and educator. His talk will include his deep ocean experiences filming for the Blue Planet II series and the extraordinary life forms he discovered there.

This talk is sure to be very popular. As we can accommodate only 60 people in our small museum, early booking is highly recommended.

Tickets can be purchased online from the Historical Diving Society website.

(Tickets are also available from the Gosport Tourist Information Centre. Telephone: 023 9252 2944)

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