Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: The Teamwork That Made the Most 'Adorabilis' Deep Sea Discovery

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar featuring Marine Biologist Stephanie Bush aired June 9, 2021, as part of the "Smithsonian Science How" series and the museum's celebration of World Ocean Day, which focused on "Hope Spots," places that are critical to the health of our ocean around the globe. Watch a recording in the player above.


Meet the Smithsonian's Dr. Stephanie Bush, who re-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 in the deep sea.

About Smithsonian Science How

Connect your students to Smithsonian science experts in this weekly series of free live, interactive webinars. Hosted by Smithsonian educators, Smithsonian Science How will connect your students to authentic science, discoveries, and collections while inviting them to participate in live polls and ask and answer questions throughout. 

Thematically aligned with NMNH Digital School Programs, the webinars serve as excellent extension activities. Each webinar aligns with core content from the Animal Adaptions, Insect Survival, or Reefs Unleashed school programs, but is an independent experience. 

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