Watch A Deep Dive with Ocean Explorer David Gallo

Written by: The Exchange

Hear from renowned ocean explorer David Gallo, co-leader of the TITANIC and missing flight Air France 447 expeditions.

Our oceans have long been a source of scientific investigation and play a fundamental part in supporting life on Earth. They represent the planet’s largest habitat and are home to more than half of its species. They regulate our climate and are key actors in the carbon cycle. In many ways, they are also our final frontier, holding fast to secrets that lie deep beneath the surface. But we’re discovering new and surprising ways that the oceans are important to us. And we’re gradually coaxing them into yielding answers with which they’ve been stingy for decades. Acclaimed oceanographer and marine explorer David Gallo brings us new evidence documenting the critical part that the oceans play in maintaining life on earth. He also reveals plans for future long-distance expeditions – including an attempt to locate Ernest Shackleton’s long-lost ship ENDURANCE.

***VIP Q&A After the Main Event***

If you donated $100 or more in the past 12 months or donate at the $20 level for this event, you’ll have the opportunity to join our 30 minute VIP Q&A at around 2PM PST/5PM EST and speak directly with David. We’ll reach out to those donors with more details. If you already donated and have not received the VIP link by Tuesday, 3/2/21, please email


David Gallo has led expeditions to each of the world’s oceans. He co-led the first expedition to map the entire TITANIC wreck site and co-led the successful expedition to find missing flight Air France 447. He is a recipient of the Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Medal and the Frances Hutchinson Medal of the Gardening Club of America for communicating science to the public at large.

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