This is a collection of activities I have done to help marine mammals or other wildlife and to raise awareness; as well as qualifications I have gained to aid me in the future in becoming a researcher.
o Set up my Facebook page 'Project Castaway' to help raise awareness and the signing of petitions.
o Volunteer work with wild dolphins in Western Australia at Monkey Mia (See Australia Blog).
o Volunteering to survey basking sharks in Cornwall.
o Digital Media Volunteer at Cornwall Wildlife Trust for a year.
o Member of 'Team Gold' at Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
o 5 Mile London Walk for Whales in July 2011.
o RYA Motorboat Handling level 2.
o Open Water PADI scuba diver.
o Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
o HSE Emergency First Aid Training for the Workplace and First Aid at Sea.
o ORCA Cetacean Observer level 3.
o Protest outside the Japanese Embassy in London on September 1st 2011-2015 for Japan's dolphins.
o BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic.
o Three weeks work experience at Gweek Seal Sanctuary in April 2012 and continued weekend volunteering.
o BTEC National Diploma in Marine Biology and Ecology.
o Four weeks volunteer work researching river dolphins on the Amazon River in July - August 2012.
o First Class degree in Marine Biology at Plymouth University.
o Research Assistant in Spain studying sperm whales, orca, bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales in July 2013.
o Passive Acoustic Monitor - PAM Operator.
o 6 weeks as a research intern at the Sea Watch Foundation.