Tag Archives | Marine Awareness


Guest Blog: Gili Shark Conservation – Coral Reefs Will Save the Day: Here’s Why They’re Important

This guest blog from Gili Shark Conservation explains how important coral reefs are and how they could literally save the day! All divers will tell you how beautiful coral reefs are. They’re like the cities under the ocean, home to hundreds of fish and wonderful creatures! Their value lies far beyond their beauty and the pleasure […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Alberto Queiruga Maneiro from Tengah Island Conservation

This week we chat to…Alberto from Tengah Island Conservation. While he spends much of his time underwater and working directly with sea turtles Alberto also points out the importance of gaining skills and experience in statistics and GIS. It’s not the first time we’ve heard this advice! Name: Alberto Queiruga Maneiro Job Title: Project Manager […]

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My first Ecobrick! (Photo: Rachel Knowles)

Guest Blog: Blue Ventures – How to reduce the environmental impact of your travels

This guest blog features a former Blue Ventures Field Scientist Rachel Knowles talks us through ways prospective volunteers can minimise environmental impact whilst on a Blue Ventures expedition in Madagascar. As the world rapidly awakens to the looming climate and ecological crisis, our shared understanding of the challenges ahead and our impact on the world […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Shir Bar from Love the Oceans

This week we chat to…Shir Bar from Love the Oceans. Alongside developing practical and academic skills, Shir points out that experience in data analysis and people management can be equally important in your marine conservation career. Name: Shir Bar Job Title: Marine Biologist Field Specialist & Venture Leader Organisation: Love the Oceans What inspired you […]

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Guest Blog: Gili Shark Conservation – 7 Ways to Pursue Your Dream of Getting a Job in Marine Conservation

Gili Shark Conservation’s guest blog gives you lots of really useful advice to help you land your dream job in marine conservation. While you might not be able to do all these activities during this period of social distancing and self-isolation there’s plenty you can be getting on with. Find out more about how you […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Hannah Moloney from Manta Trust

This week we chat to…Hannah from Manta Trust. Upskilling and being adaptable are among Hannah’s top tips for landing your dream job in marine conservation – really sound advice that is echoed by so many of our interviewees.  Name: Hannah Moloney Job Title: Project Manager, Ari Atoll, Maldives Organisation: Manta Trust (Maldivian Manta Ray Project) […]

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Deckhand Manuel  on The Rainbow Warrior III rhib Great Australian Bight  / Michaeela Skovranova / Greenpeace

An Interview with WiseOceans…Manuel Marinelli from Project Manaia

This week we chat to…Manuel Marinelli, Founder and Director of Project Manaia. Manuel couldn’t find his dream job so set about creating it himself. He also talks about the power of persistence…never give up! Name: Mag. Manuel Marinelli MSc Job Title:Director/Founder/Skipper/Marine Biologist Organisation: Project Manaia What inspired you to pursue a career in marine conservation? […]

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An Interview with WiseOceans…Jessica Haines from Manta Trust

This week we chat to…Jessica Haines, MMRP Project Manager for the Manta Trust. Aside from developing relevant academic qualifications and practical experience, Jessica points out the importance of gaining Divemaster/Instructor diving qualifications. Both directly and indirectly, these have been crucial for her in landing jobs and opportunities. Name: Jessica Haines Job Title: MMRP Project Manager […]

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