The Castaway Blog

My Efforts to Save Our Oceans

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   Abseil for Save the Whale Week - February 2010 and February 2011.

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.  




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