Asha De Vos
Asha uses sound waves to locate objects and animals.
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As a child, the ship Asha was on capsized in the Indian Ocean. Shipwrecked, she discovered she was able to speak with some marine animals via echolocation. She used her power to locate a nearby ship and was able to rescue her family. Shortly after, she joined Team Remarkablz.
The box to Asha's right has a number of hidden secrets inside. The puppet was used by Asha during her 2013 TED-Ed lesson; She was nominated as 2016 Emerging Explorer by National Geographic; In a 2017 interview Asha talks about digging potatoes in Scotland to pay for her studies.
THE DRAWING'S HIDDEN TREASURES
SCIENCE SUPERHERO IDENTITY
In this fact-file find out why we turned Asha into a Superhero
Populations of Sri Lankan blue whales can also be found in Perth.
Asha founded the Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project in 2008, which studies blue whales in the northern Indian Ocean.
Sylvia Earle is a marine biologist. Her research looks at marine ecosystems with special focus on conservation.
ASHA'S TOP QUARKZ CARD EXPLAINED
Ship traffic crossing the Indian Ocean results in ship strikes which is responsible for injuring and killing many whales.
The box to Asha's right has a number of hidden secrets inside. The puppet was used by Asha during her 201.
OCCUPATION:
Marine Biologist
Asha is a Sri Lankan marine biologist, ocean educator & pioneer of blue whale research. She is known for her Blue Whale Project and is a Senior TED Fellow. More here >>>
They are non-migratory; they don't leave warm, tropical waters at all
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What's different about Indian Ocean whales?
They have a different dialect. This means they can't communicate with other blue whales
They don't eat krill - they eat shrimp
Whale poop gives marine biologists a picture of the life of whales: what they eat, how stressed they might be and it can even help to identify the whale species. Also, it is really important to the oceans' ecosystem. Find out why in this video from Oceanswells
Why is whale poop important?
TRUE IDENTITY
What Does a Marine Biologist Do?
Marine biology is the study of organisms and ecosystems in the ocean and other saltwater environments.
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Asha explains why whales are so big. You'll meet her puppet in this video.
Whale poop is red!
Why are whales so big?
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