Independent scientist, filmmaker, author, public speaker & marine guide.
Located near Plymouth, UK
I am an independent scientist, filmmaker and expedition scientist/guide. A former Royal Society university research fellow, my interests are the plankton food web and how we influence it by climate change, fishing and plastic pollution. I have created plankton exhibitions 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 secret world of life, or join 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 often feel that we see the natural world like visitors to a zoo view its caged animals, peering in through the bars with little empathy for how we are a part of it all and not apart from it.
Personally, I think that is a huge problem for our well-being."
Tour my plankton galleries on Spatial. Click one of the images below
Contact me to create an exhibition for your museum or public space, large or small
You can see more of my plankton images in the virtual online galleries above and also 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 learn about plankton
Plankton, my secret world beneath the waves
A few of my favourite images
Publications Click here to see a list of my research papers. Contact me to obtain a free copy of a paper that interests you.