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Face Your Fears. Amazing Things Await. | Austin Gallagher | TEDxYouth@SanDiego
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For many people, fear can pose a significant roadblock in achieving their goals. In fact, Nearly 40% of people fear their future. Dr. Austin Gallagher shares his personal story of how overcoming a fear for the thing he wanted to study most – sharks – ultimately changed the way he views the world and helped him launch a successful career.
Austin is a world-renowned biologist and award-winning social entrepreneur and artist. He is the Founder and CEO of Beneath the Waves, a NGO focusing on ocean health and conservation. His pioneering research, centered on understanding the biology and ecology of sharks and other large predators, has paved the way for groundbreaking discoveries and influenced policies. Austin was named to the Forbes 2016 30 Under 30 list in science.
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Dr. Austin Gallagher is a world renowned biologist and awardwinning
social entrepreneur and artist. He is the Founder and CEO
of Beneath the Waves, a globally-engaged NGO focusing on ocean
health and conservation. His research is centered on understanding
the biology and ecology of our planet’s largest predators, with a
particular focus on large sharks. His pioneering research has paved
the way for ground-breaking discoveries in our oceans and has
had a significant influence on policy at virtually all levels, from local
to international. In addition to his research, he is an active wildlife
photographer and filmmaker, where his films and images have been
showcased around the world at numerous festivals and activations,
and also appeared in leading print and digital publications and
magazines. His ability to blend science with inspiration and
entrepreneurship landed him on the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 List
in Science; he is the first American marine biologist to grace th

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