Borrowing The Earth

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

  • 14th August
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The Vanishing Vaquita

{New Blog Post} The Vanishing Vaquita

The worlds smallest cetacean (reaching lengths of only 4-5 ft.) and limited to a small home range in Baja, California is in dire straits. The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a notoriously shy and difficult to study therefore underwater acoustic technology has been utilised by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita to monitor their latest numbers. This study revealed their numbers…

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  • 7th August
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A Little Jet-Lagged Hello And A New Facebook Page

{New Blog Post} Travel And A Facebook Page

Unfortunately I don’t have a big new blog post for you this week as I have been travelling back to London and with all the lack of sleep, jet lag, and puppy love I have not been able to write a post up to completion.

I however have several ideas lined up that will come about next week for you all to read! Some ideas for posts include the following:

  • More Current and Topical Issues
  • Crowd Funding
  • Da…

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  • 31st July
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How Do You Find Focus?

{New Blog Post} Reaching Out To You: “How Do You Find Focus?”

A little change of pace with this post as I reach out to you. Yes You, out there!

How do you find focus and keep it? What do you do in order to keep going on one topic for hours? Especially in this world of continuous bombardment from social media, 24 hour news and a growing inability to “switch off” from everything.

You all know I love what I do as a career. I do however find it a struggle to…

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  • 24th July
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What’s In A Vessel?

{New Blog Post} What’s In A Vessel?

I have had the opportunity to work on a few different platforms during my brief time as a marine biologist and all of them have their ups and downs; with some I favour over others. In this post I thought I would go into a little detail on the pros and cons of different vessel sizes.

SEACR Vessel 2

View from a small vessel with a gray whale off the bow.

Small Vessel

From small vessels which vary between little “

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  • 17th July
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My Conservation Careers Interview

{New Blog Post} My Conservation Careers Interview

Back in December 2013 I as approached my Nick Askew of Conservation Careers website. He asked if I would be willing to share my conservation career story for his growing career information website. Of course, I agreed as I am happy to get my story out there and hope it helps other who are starting out in this field or who think it may be the one for them.

That's me looking pretty snazzy!It was really great to talk about what I…

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  • 19th August
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  • 15th September
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I dream/wish for someone who I can passionately talk about food. To never get bored or too full to talk about food. To be as elated as I am every time we spend time in the kitchen preparing and cooking meals… even share my own happiness, trivial as it may seem, for fresh produce, fresh fish, freshly baked and crusty bread, the most luscious butter and fine cheeses, good aged wines or even just a brilliantly brewed beer, and lovely fresh herbs to put into our meals together or for our own family. To enjoy a meal which we both collaborated on and eat it in a most relaxed and casual way at our dinner table, and make a silly toast with our wine glasses and say, “Here’s to us damn awesome cooks/lovers!”.


- J. Maristela

Agreed! I love food all reading, cooking and eating of it! I think I have an addiction to cook books!

  • 8th September
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