From the Pacific Ocean, between Australian and New Zealand, famous Rice University Earth Sciences professor Dr. Jerry Dickens joins us via satellite from the JOIDES Resolution research vessel to discuss Expedition #EXP317 's mission, and discuss the implications of the recent discovery of the real lost 8th continent - #Zealandia. We will be answering questions from the audience, and then given a real-time overview of the core drilling being undertaken in the Pacific by Jerry and his team to understand the environmental history of this mysterious sunken continent. This episode - our 50th - is privileged to have been chosen to take part in this historic event. Never before has a LIVE YouTube-based program been invited to share and observe - in REAL TIME - a scientific research process of this magnitude and importance that is related to the history of our planet. We are honoured to be taking part!

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