Day On June 8, the world celebrates World Oceans Day.
«It is quite inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when it is obvious that it is the Ocean», wrote Arthur Clarke, an English writer, scientist and inventor.
The oceans cover 3/4 of the Earth’s surface, contain 97% of water reserves, and cover 99% of the planet’s surface area. The oceans are the world’s largest source of protein, with the lives of about 3 billion people completely dependent on the oceans. The theme of the Day in 2021 is «Ocean: life and livelihoods».
Exactly on June 8 at 19:00 we will talk about the Southern Ocean and its inhabitants. Biologist Julia Ivanchykova, a graduate student of the Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, will tell about her participation in the sea part of the 25th Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition.
We will find out:
- Whether it is always cold in Antarctica;
- Who is stronger – an albatross or a petrel;
- What produces the only Ukrainian industrial fishing vessel in the Southern Ocean and what desperate biologists are researching there;
- How to go on an expedition for 6 weeks, and return in 4 months;
- Whether it is possible to exist in the 21st century without access to Instagram and YouTube;
- How to distinguish a humpback whale from a fin whale;
- How to survive among endless icebergs and cold waves.
And also Julia will answer your questions. We invite you to a lecture on conditions of pre-registration.