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Rowing the Atlantic — Four marine scientists row 5000km for ocean conservation

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In December 2023, four women marine scientists set out from La Gomera, Canary Islands, on an 8.5m row boat. They were participating in the World’s Toughest Row, a grueling, unsupported, 5,000km race across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera to Antigua. Their team, Salty Science, encountered a swath of challenges, including heavy weather, equipment failures, and unexpected wildlife interactions. But after 38 days at sea, Salty Science arrived in English Harbor, Antigua, and claimed 1st place in the Women’s class of the race. Lauren Shea, a member of the team and a current MSc student at UBC’s Institute for Oceans and Fisheries, will give a presentation about their team’s journey to the start line and then across the Atlantic Ocean, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Please note: this is a casual event, which is being held in person and will not be broadcast.