Shark Attack – April, 2017. Australia

Five days ago, a teenage girl died from blood loss after being attacked by a shark. This is a sad loss of a young life and a harrowing situation for her family and friends and my thoughts go out to them all.   Local authorities in Perth, Western Australia believe the shark involved was a Great White Shark. They are now discussing culling sharks in the area. Headlines in newspapers refer to ‘shark attacks’, and ‘serious threats to public safety.’   On a previous occasion in 2014 sharks were culled using drum lines, which are trap consisting of large baited hook attached to a...

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Great Audience

Hi everyone I had an incredible audience onboard P&O Oceana from mid Jan until 8th Feb.   Three great weeks travelling from Jamaica back to Southampton, via Cozumel Mexico, New Orleans, Key West, Port Everglades, Cape Canaveral and Charleston.  Total number of talks 12 (not quite the record  –  as that was 13 talks from Wellington NZ to Hawaii onboard Aurora in 2015.)  Still hard work though – but made easier by such a wonderful audience – responsive, wanting to hear more and wow – some of those questions… they really kept me on my toes.  But everyone...

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Conference in Reading – Association Science Education

          Hi everyone, Happy New Year !! I’m off today to set up our display in the Exhibition Hall at the Association for Science Education Conference at Reading University. Look out for Stand B23 – Weird Fish Lady – that’s me. I’d love to see any of you who are coming to the Conference from Thursday 5th – 7th January 2016.   Come and talk to me about a visit to your Primary School or go to www.weirdfishlady.co.uk See you...

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Jet lagged again?

Hi everyone, I’m holding the eyelids open – just !!! I’m back home again after an excellent trip on Crystal Symphony – crossing the Atlantic from Lisbon to Miami.  We were supposed to visit the Azores – but Hurricane Nicole put in an appearance in the North Atlantic at just the wrong time – so our wonderful Captain turned the ship south and out of danger.  It meant extra mileage and 9 sea days in a row – but we found the good weather and our sea was calm. My talks seemed to go down well again and we had wonderful passengers.   I do so love...

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Websites Information

Hi everyone I am talking about ‘Human Impact on the Oceans’ on 14 October in Canterbury.   I am listing below some useful references for background reading. Must Watch:    https://www.populationmatters.org/attenborough-talk/ Useful websites: 1. Earth Overshoot Day, falling on 8 August this year, marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. This is possible because we emit more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than our oceans and forests can absorb, and we deplete fisheries and harvest forests more quickly than...

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