Speaker Name(s): Verena Tunnicliffe, Ph.D.
Description: Deep ocean animals thrive in its extreme conditions - hot water, liquid carbon dioxide, low oxygen and erupting volcanoes. A recent technological advance, VENUS, an underwater cabled laboratory, allows an array of instruments to run on the seafloor near Victoria and Vancouver. VENUS has helped us to push exploration deeper and begin to understand animal adaptations to the challenges of the physical, chemical and geologic world.