Located near Plymouth, UK
I am an independent scientist, filmmaker and expedition scientist/guide. A former Royal Society university research fellow, my scientific interest is the plankton food web and how it is influenced by climate, fishing and plastic pollution. For science outreach I have produced large-scale, public exhibitions on plankton around the world, worked with international architects and fashion designers, and I founded the global, citizen science Secchi Disk study. Read my Ocean Drifters book to learn more about plankton, watch my Ocean Drifters film to hear David Attenborough describe this incredible secret world of life or, join in the Secchi Disk study if you go to sea.
Buy my book
Click below to read the reviews
Watch Ocean Drifters
Narrated by David Attenborough
Join the Secchi Disk study
Take part in plankton science
I never know what plankton my net will catch but it's always a myriad of precious, beautiful, alien-like creatures. What words would you use to describe these exquisite life-forms or the tragedy of microplastic pollution that is now present in every plankton sample?
Watch my 'showreel' to see some plankton
Visit my galleries on Spatial. Click on an image below
Commission me to create an exhibition for your museum or public space
My latest research
You can see more of my plankton images in the online Spatial galleries above and at the end of this page.
paper was outstanding. Many delegates have said how much they
enjoyed your presentation and the conference questionnaire responses
clearly confirm this."
(Shellfish Association of Great Britain)
Plankton in the news
Plankton & marine science outreach - TV, schools, exhibitions
Presenter and supplier of engaging plankton images and film to both national and international broadcasters.
Work with schools to bring science into the classroom including collaborations with artists and orchestras.
Large-scale plankton exhibits at science and film festivals around the world captivating audiences of all ages.
Invite me to tell your audience about a secret world
My talks, images and films on plankton are new and engaging. Invite me to speak at your event, appear on your show, create an exhibition or be your expedition guest scientist.
What people say when they see my shows and talks
"I often feel we see the natural world as zoo visitors view caged animals, peering through bars without empathy for how we are a part of it and not apart from it and I think that affects our well-being.”
Plankton, my secret world beneath the waves
A few of my plankton images.