Independent scientist, filmmaker, author, public speaker & expedition scientist. Get in touch to work with me.

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Based in 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 from climate change to fishing and plastic pollution. I have created plankton exhibitions around the world, worked with international fashion designers, and I founded the global, citizen science Secchi Disk study. Read my Ocean Drifters book to learn more about plankton, watch the 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

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Watch Ocean Drifters

Narrated by David Attenborough


Join the Secchi Disk study

Take part in plankton science


Latest research


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


You can see more of my plankton images in the gallery below


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 outreach



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.