The Origin of Life Series : Is It Irrational To Believe in Aliens? 

As far as the human race can tell, we humans seem to live on the only planet with any form of intelligent life on it. Since the late 1960s mankind has been to or sent probes and telescopes outside the Earth to find out more about the Universe. Science fiction has given extraterrestrial life a … Continue reading The Origin of Life Series : Is It Irrational To Believe in Aliens? 

The Origin of Life Series Part 2 : Formation of Life on Earth. 

Approximately 4.6 billion years ago our solar system started to form. The Big Bang being 9.2 Billion years before our own solar system started to form. By this time the universe looked pretty much as it does now due to the 9.2 billion years worth of expansion and cooling.  Within those 9.2 billion years hundreds … Continue reading The Origin of Life Series Part 2 : Formation of Life on Earth. 

Changing climate – the evidence behind our biggest environmental challenge

Recently, the topic of the global warming appeared in the news again, mostly in connection to the newly appointed U.S president and his cabinet; seemingly not having much of support in the current Washington administration. The question we need to ask is: What is the evidence for the global warning, and can we possibly reject … Continue reading Changing climate – the evidence behind our biggest environmental challenge

Sharks! 

Welcome to my blog post – this month it is all about sharks! I was recently watching a BBC documentary (imaginatively titled ‘Shark’!) which first aired in 2015 and I was fascinated by one of the scenes in the documentary. It wasn’t a scene of a great white nor any impressive acrobatics of sharks jumping … Continue reading Sharks! 

A Tale of the Immortal Jellyfish

Recently, on one of the surveying trips I was participating in for the charity ORCA (who specialise in conservation of marine mammals in UK and international waters), I was talking to the Captain of the ship and he told me about a species of Jellyfish he had recently read about called Turritopsis dohrnii. Like all … Continue reading A Tale of the Immortal Jellyfish

Whales, and Dolphins, and Cetaceans Oh My!

Hi everyone! In my last blog post, I mentioned that I have participated in conducting research into the abundance and distribution of cetaceans (whales & dolphins). In 2015, I trained to become a Marine Mammal Surveyor with the charity ORCA. ORCA undertake vital conservation research and have spent over a decade working to conserve cetacean … Continue reading Whales, and Dolphins, and Cetaceans Oh My!