Under the sea

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Monday 26 October

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Coral reef

    Credit: Public Domain via Pixabay


Standard £12

Concession £8

Associate £6

Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows

Event description

From shell-stealing octopuses to snails that suck sharks’ blood, molluscs are a weird bunch. Join marine biologist Helen Scales to find out how hermit crabs like to party and butterflies learnt to swim. This interactive talk dives into the spiralling world of seashells and the bizarre animals that make them.

About the presenter

Helen Scales is a marine biologist, writer and broadcaster who manages to combine scuba diving, exploration and storytelling in one job,along with a passion for protecting the oceans. She spends as much time as possible by the sea, or preferably in it.

She writes books and articles and make radio documentaries, searching for stories about the oceans and the natural world, of the wonders of science and of people.


This event will be filmed and availble to watch on the Ri Channel a few weeks afterwards.

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