eye to eye

eye to eye

Ocean To Eye Level | Melanie Knight | TEDxRenfrewCollingwood

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Fall in love with the oceans through the eyes of marine biologist Melanie Knight. Go eye to eye with a live sea star and just like that, take the first step towards global ocean conservation. Melanie shares how meeting a sea slug started her on her own journey to conservation and compelled her start a catch-and-release aquarium in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland. Upon meeting her first “nudibranch” or sea slug, Melanie Knight gave a high-pitched squeal of excitement and still exhibits this response whenever she spots one scuba diving. She splits her time between Canada’s edges – the far west coast in Ucluelet, British Columbia and Petty Harbour, Newfoundland – helping create hands-on, catch-and-release “Mini Aquariums”. Melanie is the Founder of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and was drawn back to the Rock after completing her BSc in Marine Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. For the past 10 years, Melanie has been working with the largest and the smallest aquariums in Canada to foster curiosity for the underwater world. Her mission now is to bring the ocean to eye level worldwide. Melanie is a marine biologist, speaker, consultant and trainer. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and K9. Twitter: @melanieknight7 Web http://www.melanieknight.net/ About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)