Nia Jones: Leading Women in Marine Science

"Overcoming the stress of exams and coursework whether during GCSEs, A levels or University is a challenge a lot of people can relate to! I’ve never felt like I can just sail through exams without much work so I have always put a lot of hours into understanding the work and trying to get it right – and sometimes I’ve completely missed the mark as to what I should’ve been doing! Luckily I have had a great support system in my family, friends and University staff who has supported, guided and sometimes forced me to take a break and step back from the stress (a really important part!)."

Dr. Nasreen Peer: Leading Women in Marine Science

Dr. Nasreen Peer graduated with her PhD in 2016 from Nelson Mandela University where she studied the taxonomy, ecology and diversity of crabs in South Africa. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow studying the ecology of freshwater, mangrove and estuarine crabs around South Africa. Her research led her further up the East Coast to Mozambique …

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Purbeck Coast: 1 of 41 Proposed MCZs in English Waters

We only have until the 20th July to let DEFRA know that we are behind the proposal of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones within British Waters. In case you were wondering… Marine Conservation Zones “protect a range of nationally important marine wildlife, habitats, geology and geomorphology, and can be designated anywhere in English and Welsh …

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Top 5 Sharks You May Not Know About

Everyone knows about great whites, hammerheads and tiger sharks, but what about those lesser known species, that are just as cool? With over 440 species of sharks, it's easy to get sidetracked by the more (in)famous species, so I've listed my top 5 lesser-known shark species, just for your pleasure. Megamouth Shark Very little is …

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Ecological Genocide: Everything You Fear About Sharks Is Wrong

Anybody who knows me well, understands how much I adore sharks. Apex predators of the deep and perfectly designed killing machines, yet incredibly majestic and breath-taking to watch. It has always been a dream of mine to cage dive with Great White Sharks, and one day I hope to study them for myself. As an …

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#MyWildDiary Something A Lil’ Bit Different…

As you may have noticed, my blog has not been updated for some time now - a couple of weeks I believe. I wish I had some great, extravagant excuse as to why this has happened, but alas I do not. No, it's just been my fairly mundane life prohibiting me from finding time to write …

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