Widder closes with a quote from Jacques Cousteau before opening to questions from the audience. Jan 28. Photo by Colin Stevenson. (Colin Stevenson)
Widder closes with a quote from Jacques Cousteau before opening to questions from the audience. Jan 28. Photo by Colin Stevenson.

Colin Stevenson

Dr. Edith Widder vouches for ocean conservation through exploration

January 29, 2020

Widder recounting her expedition summer 2019
Colin Stevenson
Marine Biologist Edith Widder recounts her experiences from a Summer 2019 expedition where she recorded the first footage of a giant squid in US waters. Jan. 28.
Widder closes
Colin Stevenson
Widder closes with a quote from Jacques Cousteau before opening to questions from the audience. Jan. 28.
Edith Widder describing experience as woman in science
Colin Stevenson
An audience member asks Widder about her experiences as a woman in a scientific field. In response, Widder recounts her mother as a role model and how she wasn’t put into an engineering program due to her gender. Jan. 28.
Edith Widder on environmentalism
Colin Stevenson
After an audience member asks about her view on environmentalism, Widder expands her earlier point that many environmentalists use a theme of fear, while she believes they should use hope to invoke better reactions. Jan. 28.
Edith Widder explains the importance of bioluminescence research
Colin Stevenson
Edith Widder explains the importance of bioluminescence research, referencing its use in cell biology studies as support. Jan. 28.
Edith Widder describes her experiences in submersibles
Colin Stevenson
After being asked about her 6-to-8-hour experiences in submersibles, Widder answers how cold and dark it seems, with “potential bioluminescence” always around her. Jan. 28.
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