Marine biologist joins British Diver
Ellie Richards will share her extensive knowledge of UK species
A professional marine biologist and oceanographer is to write about UK marine life for the ‘species’ section of britishdiver.co.uk.
Ellie Richards has had a lifelong interest in things that live in the sea. Ellie says: “I was lucky enough to explore my fascination through various ventures.
I spend a lot of time raising awareness about the marine environment
“I attended one of the leading English universities in marine biology, based down in Plymouth, where I obtained an honours degree in marine biology and oceanography. At Plymouth I also gained my recreational and HSE dive qualifications, which opened up new viewing opportunities for the animals I am fascinated with.
“After I completed my degree at Plymouth University, I began working at my local aquarium! But I also kept up with my studies by completing an MSc in Oceanography from Southampton University.
“Since completing the MSc, today I still work at my local aquarium and spend time traveling the world, helping on research projects and diving. Being very passionate about my subject I spend a lot of time raising awareness about the marine environment.”
Welcome to the team, Ellie, and we look forward to learning more about the underwater world!
You can see some of her pictures on Ellie Richards’s Instagram account.
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