5 eco friendly travel essentials

Whilst everyone else back home is attempting plastic free July, I’m currently interrailing around Europe so I thought that a post about good alternatives for traveling would be pretty applicable. Travelling can be one of the hardest times to be conscious about your personal impact on the environment. In many popular tourist destinations it’s plastic... Continue Reading →

The firefly of the sea

On spring evenings, within the waters of the Japan you can find the sea lit brighter than the night sky. The cause of these illuminated waters is the tiny cephalopod, Watasenia scintillans, or more aptly known as the firefly squid. At 3 inches long these brightly lit creatures can be found in deep-sea shelf waters around Japan,... Continue Reading →

Things to do in North Wales

I've finally finished my undergraduate degree at Bangor University, and while I’m relieved the stress and deadlines are finally over, I can’t help but be a little overwhelmed with how bittersweet finishing my degree has been. I feel that this is the perfect time to share some of my favourite and most beautiful places in... Continue Reading →

Trash Talk: A Plastic Ocean

Since Blue Planet 2 aired, the world has opened its eyes to the impacts of marine plastics and the UK has erupted into an ‘Anti-plastic frenzy’. From coffee shops implementing incentives of reusable coffee cups, to stores across the UK plotting to minimise packaging and single use plastics. Our modern-day society is built on the... Continue Reading →

30 things before 30

Today I turn 22, its my first birthday without seeing my family, and my last in Bangor. My age is by all means absolutely hilarious because I still get ID’d for paracetamol and energy drink. But, heres a somewhat personal post, mainly for myself to reflect back on this time next year and see how... Continue Reading →

Sharks in the Anthropocene: Fin Fighters

If I were to list all the impacts that humans are having on global elasmobranch populations, this would be a very long post, and I still probably wouldn’t be able to tell you everything. The baseline: humans are having a very negative effect on elasmobranch populations. Maybe you’re sat here reading this, having seen the... Continue Reading →

Extreme Marine: Vent Life

I’ve had exams for the past two weeks, and they’ve completely consumed my time and my energy. Although I only had two exams, they were pretty heavy in content. One was on sharks, and the other on Extreme Marine Habitats. Extreme Marine Habitats has been a pretty interesting module, delving from life in the Polar... Continue Reading →

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