Dr. Bertrand Richer de Forges shared a glimpse of what lives in the deep sea. Using deep sea vessels of all kinds, Dr Bertrand has explored places thousands of meters from the surface!
second talk in the resurrected Wallace Lecture Series, originally a series of important lectures delivered in the 1960s by well-known biologists in the then University of Malaya. As Prof Peter Ng highlighted, Dr Bertrand is the probably the only speaker who looks like Wallace! Here's some highlights of Dr Bertrand's talk.
The deep see is deep indeed, hundreds of metres deep. And life is not uniformly distributed. More life is found where there is more nutrients. As life adapts to the pressure and cold, they sure look strange to us!
near Pulau Ubin earlier this year.
'Mr. Blobby' was featured in the movie Men in Black III!
Alvin. In this way, it is possible to see the marine life as they live their lives. But it was difficult to collect them.
October Expedition. This intensive effort that brings together global and local scientists, as well as volunteers, hopes to discover more about what lives on Singapore shores. We are lucky to have Dr Bertrand leading the dredging work during the October Expedition!
So join the Mega Marine Survey to make a difference for our marine life!