Blue Shark, Azores Bank

Conservation

  • 29 Sep 2016

    Shark Conservation in the UK

    This is my third blog for The Guardian, this time I am looking at Shark Conservation within the UK following on from the success of Fin Fighters organisation and the first ever “Shark Fest” held ...

  • 10 Mar 2016

    A Dangerous Delicacy

    Here is my second blog piece for The Guardian, this time I am discussing Shark Fin Soup following a trip to Hong Kong which coincided with the Chinese New Year: “Shark fin soup – a ...

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Recent Blog Posts

  • The Cull Controversy 06 Sep

    The Cull Controversy

    In my sixth Guardian blog I examine the issues around the call for culls of sharks following ...

  • Taking the Plunge with Predators 20 Jun

    Taking the Plunge with Predators

    In my latest Guardian blog I report on diving with sharks which are well known for their bold, ...

  • When the Research is Wrong 06 Mar

    When the Research is Wrong

    A public campaign to cull ‘invasive’ cownose rays was hugely successful. But re-examining the ...

  • Guardian Blogs 05 Dec

    Guardian Blogs

    At the start of 2016 I began writing online blogs for The Guardian. My thanks goes out to the ...

  • The Real Sharknado 13 Oct

    The Real Sharknado

    For my fourth blog instalment with The Guardian I have discussed some of the research I ...

  • Shark Conservation in the UK 29 Sep

    Shark Conservation in the UK

    This is my third blog for The Guardian, this time I am looking at Shark Conservation within the ...

  • A Dangerous Delicacy 10 Mar

    A Dangerous Delicacy

    Here is my second blog piece for The Guardian, this time I am discussing Shark Fin Soup ...

  • In Search of a Plankton Feeder 17 Nov

    In Search of a Plankton Feeder

    The Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) can reach lengths of up to 12m and is the largest shark ...

  • Hammer-time! 26 Mar

    Hammer-time!

    What does Hannibal Lecter, Ernest Hemmingway and I have in common? A taste for fava beans and a ...

  • Sea Shepherd UK; Seals & Salmon Fisheries 21 Apr

    Sea Shepherd UK; Seals & Salmon Fisheries

    Today I headed to Gardenstown & Crovie on the Banffshire coastline in the hop of having a ...

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Guardian Stories

  • In my sixth Guardian blog I examine the issues around the call for culls of sharks following the tragic death of a boarder in the waters off Reunion Island earlier this year. Culls aren’t the way to balance the needs …

  • In my latest Guardian blog I report on diving with sharks which are well known for their bold, unhesitant approach.  Sun, sand and apex predators: taking the plunge with oceanic whitetip sharks…

  • A public campaign to cull ‘invasive’ cownose rays was hugely successful. But re-examining the data revealed a horrible truth: the rays weren’t the problem. Read more in my fifth Guardian blog here: What happens when the research underpinning conservation is …

  • At the start of 2016 I began writing online blogs for The Guardian. My thanks goes out to the science editor for allowing me access to this platform which has enabled me to reach a wide audience and to report …

  • For my fourth blog instalment with The Guardian I have discussed some of the research I undertook as part of my PhD whilst reflecting on the latest shark pop culture: “The Real Sharknado: how sharks deal with extreme weather” …