Gwen Gets To Work

The Oceanographer

August 03, 2020 Gwen / Dr Anthony Knap Season 1 Episode 17
Gwen Gets To Work
The Oceanographer
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Show Notes

Summer holiday special! Who is dreaming of oceans, swimming pools, fish and floats right now? The Oceanographer opened up the magical world of sea life for Gwen and her classmates, in an episode that is fascinating for all ages.

Learn some amazing facts about the biggest fish, the deepest ocean and the most beautiful coral whilst getting some pro-tips on how to become an ocean adventurer yourself.

Anthony Knap is Director (Geochemical and Environmental Research Group), Professor of Oceanography, and James R. Whatley Endowed Chair of Geosciences at the Texas A&M University, USA. Thank you to his daughter - and a teacher at Gwen's school - Mrs Loveday, for making this interview possible!

If you are inspired by this interview to find out more about the first aqua-lung, and what it means to be an Oceanographer, here are some links and recommendations.

Jacques Cousteau, one of the Oceanographer's heroes, is featured in two beautiful children's books >
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne

The series that inspired Gwen so much, by one of Dr Knap's other heroes, are Blue Planet and Blue Planet II with Sir David Attenborough. You can sign up for programme updates and see more about the series here. There is even a BBC Earth podcast!

Dr Knap's other hero was Dr. Bob Ballard. You can read his story about discovering the Titanic and other sunken ships on the National Geographic blog here.

The whale communication project in the Caribbean that Dr Knap was talking about is called Project CETI (Cetacean Translation Initiative) and you can visit the website or follow it on instagram to find out more.

I am a 7yr old. My name is Gwen Rose. I wanted to do this podcast so all the girls, boys and me could learn about what adults do all day. Visit our website for past episodes and to find out what's coming soon:

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