Published work

See below for some of my published work on marine science, conservation and sustainability or find my full portfolio here.

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First evidence of paternal care in squid

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Could heat resistant corals save our seas?

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It's not possible. Here's why…

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You'll never guess how dolphins recognise their friends

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Chatting with Arctic explorer Andreas B. Heide

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A crime scene investigation into ocean mysteries

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Exploring the threat of deadly shipwrecks

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Small town, big experiences

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Meet Mozambique's ocean conservationists

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The NASA algorithm saving marine life

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Fishermen turning to farming to protect oceans

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Underwater fireworks in Madagascar

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Please be aware, I do not work with the fossil fuel industry or PR agencies that retain fossil fuel clients.

If that's you, please look for support elsewhere. Thank you.