Capturing Our Coast volunteer shortlisted for volunteer award
Since writing this blog, Hugh has been shortlisted in the Adult Newcomer category of the 2017 UK Awards for Biological Recording and Information Sharing.
In 2013, Hugh left his job as a doctor to pursue a different career path, and reaping the benefits of spending time outdoors.
Hugh joined our Capturing our Coast project in 2016 and this is his blog.
Starting today, Earthwatch’s Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas expedition is being highlighted as part of Malibu’s #BecauseSummer advertising campaign, featuring a video created by Vice Media. The video features Earthwatch Lead Scientist Annabelle Brooks and six millennial Instagram celebrities—including professional surfer Alana Blanchard—who are passionate about conservation and will help spread the word amongst their millions of social media followers.
When sea turtle researcher María Teresa Koberg first arrived in Playa Grande, Costa Rica in 1988 to study nesting sea turtles, Doña Esperanza Rodriguez, a respected community leader, was concerned. At the time, Playa Grande was a dangerous place, particularly for a sea turtle researcher. People were arriving on the beaches from all over the country to harvest eggs from the turtles’ nests, and Esperanza and her family were involved in managing these efforts. She knew that María Teresa’s life was in danger…
Yesterday afternoon, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. While you can withdraw from an agreement—even one as monumentally important as this one—you can’t withdraw from the reality that is climate change.
A series of special events next month will see members of the public join together in building a more accurate picture of the diversity of marine life around the UK’s coastline.