Challenging Habitat

Recently, I attended a cetacean identification course with Orca (highly recommended!) and it featured stunning videos of dolphins and whales.

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I’m at sea aboard Pelican of London with 23 young sailors who share my interest in science and technology.

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Tall Ship Pelican of London is looking splendid with a freshly painted hull.

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What’s on your mind reading those words?

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I have the feeling that the Antarctic Quest 21 team just sneaked out of the country before more stringent ‘omicron’-related restrictions made it even more difficult to get this expedition on its way.

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My article in ECO Magazine, featured in the special series on the UN Ocean Decade, tells the story how ocean and citizen science was introduced into sail training on the tall ship Pelican of London.

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I am in the business of inspiring young people to be curious and ask questions, to get into nature and experience the small and big wonders of it, to make sense of how the planet works and how we interact with it, to seek and find solutions for the mess we’ve made of it, and to feel empowered. In short: I teach environmental science together with colleagues of diverse expertise at the University of Plymouth, and we like to think that we are making an important difference, however small.

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