Welcome to my blog!
My name is Caitlin and I’m a 22 year old MRes Student at Marine Biological Association/Plymouth University. My current research focuses on the Kelp species Laminaria ochroleuca and its expansion due to climate change.
I have a strong desire to make a positive mark on our planet. Whether it be by helping out other people, by actively trying to make a change in my own life or educating others on what they can do to help our little blue.
My goal in life is to educate the world (well… as many people as I can), about our wonderful planet and the world beneath the oceans. I hope to do this through both an academic career and through science communication. I aspire to complete a PhD, and be the best scientist I possibly can be, whilst also maintaining a platform that people from non-scientific backgrounds can understand and enjoy. I’d one day like to write for National Geographic and BBC Earth too!
I have a love for anthropogenic impacts and marine conservation. I’m particularly interested in how our impacts are affecting our planets ecosystems, with a main focus on climate change and marine debris. I also have a huge love for elasmobranchs, their diversity and how we affect such a key species. One of my biggest bucketlist goals is to observe the hammerhead migration in the Galapagos!
When I’m not sat at my laptop typing away, in the lab or sampling the intertidal/subtidal, you can find me either in drinking gin with friends, making a disaster in the kitchen, curled up with a book or exploring somewhere new (And taking a bazillion photos that will end up as spam on my instagram story!).
I plan to use this little space to write about the things I love and care a lot about, as I move towards a career in marine biology. When I reach the end of my life, I want to be able to look back and know that I’ve used my time wisely, and worked towards making positive impacts for conservation of the biological world.
So heres my blog, my thoughts and ramblings, and my New Years resolution.
Love, Cate x
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