JAMESTOWN – Area residents interested in learning more about the world’s oceans will want to be at Jamestown Community College tonight. David Gallo, special projects director at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will present “Deep Sea, Deep Secrets: Exploring the Fascinating World Beneath the Sea” tonight in the Scharmann Theatre, as part of JCC’s Celebration of Science speakers series.
For the past 25 years Dr. Gallo has been at the forefront of ocean exploration. He has participated in expeditions to each of the world’s oceans and was one of the first scientists to use a combination of robots and submarines to create detailed maps of deep sea mountain ranges.
Recently, Dr. Gallo was co-expedition leader on a mapping mission to RMS Titanic and co-leader of the successful search for the missing aircraft, Air France 447.
Gallo has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and has done 10 TED and TEDx presentations. In addition, he has participated in numerous documentaries and news programs including CNN’s “Larry King Live,” “Bloomberg TV,” and the PBS program “Need to Know.” He was recently featured in the History Channel television series, “Underwater Universe.”
Tonight’s presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Scharmann Theatre and is free and open to the public.