Guts and Glory: why I’m rummaging around in shark stomachs

It’s been a few weeks since I returned, unexpectedly and abruptly (thanks pandemic), from Galveston, Texas. I’d been there to study the stomach contents of blacktip sharks at Texas A&M University. When people ask me what I was doing out there, I usually say “rummaging around in shark guts”, but today I’d like to dive … More Guts and Glory: why I’m rummaging around in shark stomachs

Women in STEM

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a great opportunity to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. On board the RRS James Cook a team of 10 women explore the ocean characteristics through water sampling, analysis and data modelling. Dr. Maria De La Fuente Ruiz Maria is … More Women in STEM

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current – what can Argo floats tell us?

Increasingly in the field of oceanography, autonomous vehicles are being recognised and rapidly developed to allow for the collection of high-volume, high-quality data from regions of the ocean that previously data coverage has been sparse. With this however, comes the challenge of how to process such large swathes of data into something useful to data … More The Antarctic Circumpolar Current – what can Argo floats tell us?

An Injection of Ocean Optimism – Sustainable Ocean Alliance Youth Leadership Summit and Our Ocean Conference 2019

Sitting on the plane to Oslo to spend 2 days discussing the state of our oceans and the effects of climate change, I couldn’t help but reflect on the hypocrisy of the situation – increasing my personal carbon footprint to go and brainstorm ideas on how to cut and sequester global emissions.  Over the past … More An Injection of Ocean Optimism – Sustainable Ocean Alliance Youth Leadership Summit and Our Ocean Conference 2019

Using a particle accelerator to study hydrothermal particle plumes

In May this year myself, Prof. Maeve Lohan from the University of Southampton and Dr. Oliver Moore from the University of Leeds travelled to Diamond light source UK in Didcot. Diamond light source is the UK’s national synchrotron facility, but what is a synchrotron and what is it good for? Many people will be familiar … More Using a particle accelerator to study hydrothermal particle plumes

The Exciting Unknown

Laurel and Lucy’s behaviours are alright today. Well, thus far. It’s only 8:21 AM and there’s no predicting when their mood will plummet or when they’ll throw a tantrum. All I can do it love them and give them little pep talks or play some soothing classical music. I’ve only been working with them for … More The Exciting Unknown