For those of you who don’t know it was Earth day a couple of days ago (on the 22nd of April), so I thought now would be a great time to discuss how I am trying to reduce my one-use plastic waste this year. Reducing my plastic waste was actually my 2017 new year’s resolution and these are the five […]
I wanted to share my favourite photos from 2016 thus far… Majority of which are ocean related (duh!). All of the photos (apart from the last) were taken on my Sony Alpha a6000- an exceptional camera!
I, like a lot of people have a desire to explore the world. To immerse myself in rich experiences and gain firsthand understandings of cultures and natural wonders. I also have a passion to make a difference to our Earth through sustainability and conservation research. When combining the two, I developed a passion for “ecotourism”. It was this passion […]
Here is a list of my favourite conservation quotes that I hope will make you think… (including two originals) “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”- Margaret Mead “Vitamin Sea is good for the soul, essential for planet Earth & vital for our […]
I believe life should be nothing but a series of adventures, and I do not think all these adventures need to be jumping out of planes or diving through ocean caves (although these once in a life time adventures are obviously pretty special!). I believe any time you do something new, that is an adventure! Therefore, everyone can have adventures, often! Throughout my blog I will explore many different types of adventures (however small) I have experienced, hopefully inspiring you to do the same. The first is becoming a citizen scientist! Citizen science is when members of the public help scientists collect and analyse data. You probably have not heard of citizen science before (I hadn’t until I completed my honours thesis on the topic last year), which is odd considering citizen science has actually officially been around since 1900, when members of the public started to collect bird data in the UK. Citizen science has become increasingly popular in the last decade or so for a number of reasons including the necessity to collect larger amounts of scientific data (particularly environmental data), the development of technology particularly smart-phone apps which make citizen science participation easier and most importantly because people are realising how much fun it is to be a citizen scientist! There are lots and lots and lots of different types of citizen science projects all over the world. So many that I am almost 100% certain you […]
I get frequent befuddled looks when I explain to family and friends what my PhD topic is. “How are you studying sharks and dolphins when you do psychology?” they all ask. I am also sure that during these conversations their minds begin to imagine a shark laying down on a couch being psychoanalysed. The first answer to this question is […]
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