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A Bit About Me...

Marine biologist, conservationist, activist

I Love the energy of the sun, the saltiness of the sea and everything marine. I am based in the sleepy town of Falmouth, Cornwall, studying Marine Biology at the university of Exeter , and travel the world during the summers to do my research

January 18, 2019

My journey of discovery aka the best three weeks of my life began on the 30th December and today is my last day. During which time I have surfed with the community of Isabela, dived with amazing marine life from Santa Cruz and partied hard with the students of San Cris...

May 24, 2018

When selecting my second-year field trip, studying Marine Biology at the University of Exeter, I had a plethora of

choices. Lots of people are seduced by far flung destinations, like Cyprus (yes, I know I am going there in a week, for four months) and the Swiss Alps ju...

May 20, 2018

The observant among you may have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet over the last month. The students among you will know why! 

May, aka the month from hell, is when deadlines and exams collide to make life very very hard. This month I had four essay exams to prepare for and...

April 24, 2018

Don’t get me wrong, I’m nowhere near the end of my journey, I’m not a hugely successful marine conservationist, with a well-known name or academic career (yet) but I have had a hell of a journey so far and learnt a hell of a lot.

Marine biology and conservation is often...

April 14, 2018

“What do you mean, they make… nests?” is not such an obvious question as it may initially seem to me.

One of my lecturers at University once said to me, when she was a shiny new undergrad, somebody told her that turtles build nests, and she couldn’t help but think they...

April 6, 2018

Marine plastic pollution has been in the media a lot lately, but this isn't a recent issue.

Plastic is useful, it's cheap and it's durable - we can't lead a 100% plastic free modern life. As much as we dislike the idea, we need plastic for a multitude of things, notably...

April 3, 2018

Who is Jade?

I'm Jade - I love the energy of the sun, the saltiness of the sea and everything marine. I am based in the sleepy town of Falmouth, Cornwall, studying Marine Biology at the University of Exeter, and dash off to be with the turtles during my long student-y s...

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My Recent Posts

A Blue Galapagos

January 18, 2019

My Welsh adventure, a journey of discovery and my conversion to seabird lover (of sorts!)

May 24, 2018

T- 8 days ‘till turtle action! What have I been up to? How do you prep for four months of turtle research?!

May 20, 2018

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