Sounds of the Deep

Marine mammals live in a world dominated by sound. Consequently one of their biggest threats in recent years has been the increase in noise pollution produced by human activity. Cetaceans (whales & dolphins) rely on sounds for almost every aspect of their lives. This is because sound travels much, much further than light underwater - so marine … Continue reading Sounds of the Deep

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Greenpeace vs Sea Shepherd

In the wake of the devastating announcement that Japan are to leave the IWC and resume their commercial Whale hunting, I've been exploring the wonderful world of twitter with the hope of finding a way to help. With blood stained Japanese Whaling ships burning in my mind, I came across two pages that looked really promising. … Continue reading Greenpeace vs Sea Shepherd

The Bucket List

This week’s blog was inspired by an issue of The Daily Mail - as improbable as that may sound. The headline read “HALF the world's wild animals have disappeared in 40 years” ; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774395/HALF-world-s-wild-animals-disappeared-40-years-Humankind-held-responsible-familiar-species-lose-battle-survival.html I realise it might have been classic scaremongering journalism, but it’s really not far from the truth! In university we were often taught … Continue reading The Bucket List

Things that look like fish, but aren’t

FASCINATED BY MARINE MAMMALS (....and quite impressed by the odd fish) Hello! I'm a BSc Hons Zoology, and Animal Behaviour Masters graduate with a passion for marine mammal conservation. I've been lucky enough to swim with wild Bottlenose dolphins, study Humpback whales in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, live amongst the hoards of Grey seals in … Continue reading Things that look like fish, but aren’t

London’s Blue Whale (and its secrets…)

This week I visited the wonderful Natural History Museum in London. From the magnificent architecture to the incredible specimens inside, its a place that truly conveys the wonder the natural world. The building is a marvel in itself, every inch is carved stone archways and meticulously painted ceiling. When you step into Hintz Hall, the huge entrance … Continue reading London’s Blue Whale (and its secrets…)