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Dr. Alex Schnell

Marine Biologist & Lead Storyteller on “Secrets of the Octopus”
National Geographic

Alex is a researcher and storyteller with a passion for inspiring diverse audiences to care for the natural world. Her research explores the intelligence of marine animals, mainly focusing on cuttlefish and octopus. Alex’s work reveals details of animal cognition that promote feelings of empathy and compassion, which in turn fuels our own need to protect diverse critters and their fragile ecosystems. Alex has worked at institutions such as Macquarie University, the University of Cambridge, and the Marine Biological Laboratory. She has also completed media projects with the BBC Natural History Unit, Netflix/Wild Space and is currently working as a lead storyteller and producer on Disney+/National Geographic “Secrets of the Octopus”.

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Events featuring Dr. Alex Schnell
Events featuring Dr. Alex Schnell