The Teamwork That Made the Most ‘Adorabilis’ Deep Sea Discovery

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Organized by Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Join us to meet the Smithsonian’s Dr. Stephanie Bush, who discovered a previously unknown deep-sea octopod so adorable that she’s naming it “adorabilis.” Stephanie will introduce us to “adorabilis” and the team of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) pilots, ship crew, and other scientists who made the discovery possible — and the husbandry and aquarium experts who keep the specimens alive. Stephanie will also help us understand the hopeful work of discovering new species and biodiversity of the deep sea.

This program is a part of the National Museum of Natural History’s celebration of World Ocean Day focusing on “Hope Spots,” places that are critical to the health of our ocean around the globe.


This webinar is designed for students in grades 3-5. It will be approximately 45 minutes with interactive polls and Q&A, followed by a 15-minute Q&A.

The primary goals of this webinar are to help students find value in studying the natural world, build their interest and personal connections to science, and learn about science careers.

This program will be presented via Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants and will be posted on this web page before the webinar.

Photo credit: Kyra Schlining, 2015
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