Going Viral: An Environmental Activist's Story

*Watch Online/In person*: Dr Nathan Robinson’s video of him removing a plastic drinking straw from a sea turtle’s nose went viral in 2015. He has since been developing new ways of using technology to gain insights into the secret lives of marine creatures, including capturing the first footage of a live giant squid in US waters and mounting cameras on shells of sea turtles. This lecture will give a practical guide to building viral science stories to bring about environmental change.

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Dr Nathan Robinson is a Marine Biologist and Science Communicator whose research answers important ecological important questions while simultaneously engaging global audiences in marine conservation. During his career, he has been at the center of several viral videos including removing both a plastic straw and a plastic fork out of the nostrils of endangered sea turtles. He also filmed the first footage of a giant squid in US waters.


Gresham College Barnard's Inn Hall Holborn EC1N 2HH

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