Bank Holiday Bonanza!

Early May bank holiday was a scorcher! And what better way to spend it when living by the coast than on a boat! I'm lucky enough to be part of a university that has connections with a wildlife tour boat company called AK Wildlife Cruises. Captain Keith is an incredibly knowledgable man who knows exactly …

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Am I Getting Closer to Mastering Life?

I have been back in the UK for nearly two months now. Leaving Thailand was tough, English rain every day, no elephants and less independence were things I slowly learnt to deal with when I became a graduate living with her parents again! I'm keeping busy with a waitressing/housekeeping job in a local seaside village, …

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Leaving the EU: The Environment

Firstly I must apologise for the considerable length of time it has been since my last blog post. March, April and May were extremely busy months, with me completing my dissertation and revising for and sitting my final exams at university. It is now June and there are just 3 months until I leave for …

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Bringing Back Beavers

Beavers are known as ecosystem engineers- they alter their environment and manage the biodiversity and biomass found within it. This can have many positive impacts: creation of fertile soils- perfect for a range of riverbank plants, fish stock recovery, reduced water flow- useful particularly during heavy rain and flood periods, and creation of new, complex …

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The UK’s Marine Giants

Many of you may have seen in the news recently that a Blue Whale, the world's largest animal, was spotted in UK waters this week. Have a look here at the Guardian's report. This fantastic news suggests the blue whale's numbers may be increasing and therefore its range expanding. The sighting coincides with the amazing footage filmed …

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