Independent scientist, filmmaker, author, public speaker & marine guide.

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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 it is influenced by climate, fishing and plastic pollution. I have created 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 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

Latest research


Plankton videos   PlanktonPundit on Twitter ThePlanktonPundit on Instagram  Plankton Pundit on Facebook   


You can see more of my plankton images in the virtual online galleries above and also at the end of this page.


Plankton science


"Your 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.