In which a scientist is mistaken for a giant fish
Marine biologist Helen Scales was in the South China sea studying Napoleon wrasse, a rare and endangered coral reef giant, when a six-foot wrasse charged her, ready to mate.
This well-meaning, but mistaken wrasse is one of the many endangered creatures Helen researches in a part of our world that most of us hardly ever see — the one beneath the waves. At TEDxLSE, Helen shared stories of this watery world, reminding us why it needs protection:
Human actions are ruining the oceans like never before. And the only way we’re going to change that, I think, is if people know about and care for some of the things that live there — and what better place to start than to have your mind spin with stories of real sea monsters?
Hear more of her stories here »
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