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Lisa Blair – How to survive sailing solo around Antarctica

Lisa Blair is the first woman to sail solo and unassisted around Antarctica. The dangerous journey took her 184 days to finish and almost killed her when her mast broke in the middle of nowhere in giant seas. The courageous sailor survived the incident to fulfil her dream and tell her incredible story. It made her not only grow as a sailor but as a person. Since then she’s added another record to her belt: the first woman to circumnavigate Australia on her own. And as if all this isn’t enough, plans for a new adventure are already underway. Here you can find out more about Lisa´s adventures: https://lisablairsailstheworld.com/ This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com). You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic.

In pictures: creatures of Australia’s deep sea abyss

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In 2017, scientists from Museums Victoria, the CSIRO and NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub returned from a 31-day, deep sea voyage from Launceston to Brisbane, having uncovered a collection of weird and frightful creatures from 4000 m below the surface. More than one third of the creatures found during the research expedition were previously unknown to science.

GALLERY: Deadly Oceans

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Take a tour of the world’s deadliest sea creatures with these amazing images from Deadly Oceans: In Search Of The Deadliest Sea Creatures, a new book by conservation-led underwater photographers, biologists and journalists, Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown. Some of them might surprise you!