WA Museum Boola Bardip
December 1st, 2021

Planet Earth? We live on Planet Ocean!

With 70% of our planet covered by water, our oceans are the beating heart of our world. 

Oceans included four new talks from four brilliant marine scientists:

  • Having explored all five of the world’s deepest places, Alan Jamieson gave us a new way of thinking about these least-understood places
  • Mick O’Leary told us how new surveying techniques are unlocking ancient indigenous culture
  • Fear expert Emily Lester changed the way we think about reefs.
  • Behavioural ecologist Adrien Gleiss connected us to hidden worlds through the latest biometric technology 

Oceans was Guest Curated by Melissa Cristina Márquez, shark scientist and popular science communicator.

All our events are carbon neutral. 


Adrian Gleiss
Behavioural Ecologist

Alan Jamieson
Marine Biologist and Deep Ocean Explorer

Emily Lester
Marine Scientist

Mick O'Leary
Marine Geoscientist

Curators and Hosts

TEDxKingsPark Speakers and their talks are carefully curated by our skilled Curation team. We love to welcome subject experts to ensure we get every detail right.

Charlotte Birkmanis
Marine Ecologist and co-host

Rob Lines
Licensee & Head of Curation

Melissa Cristina Márquez
Marine Biologist and Shark Expert


Principal Partner

Major Partner



Hackett Hall, part of the new WA Museum Boola Bardip, is the beautiful location for Oceans. Hanging in the Hall is the beloved Otto, a blue whale that washed up in Busselton in 1897.

The Hall is fully accessible to wheelchair users. If you have any other access needs, message us and we’ll be in touch.

Address: Hackett Hall, WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000