Hello I’m Emma!
I have just graduated from Plymouth University where I studied Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology. I wanted to volunteer with the Marine Conservation Society Seychelles to gain valuable experience that will help me progress in a career of marine conservation and research. I have been with MCSS for 2 months now and have spent most of my time at the Fishermen’s Cove Project helping to maintain and monitor both in-situ and ex-situ coral nurseries, as well as taking guests on guided snorkels. I am now also splitting my time with the Cerf Island Conservation Project where I am two days a week on Mondays and Tuesdays. Although, both projects involve guided snorkels, monitoring and maintaining coral nurseries, it is great to be able to spend time in different places and on different reefs. Working at Cerf has also given me the opportunity to improve my coral and fish identification, which I will need for conducting reef surveys next year when the weather is nice again. As well as the academic side I am trying to improve my free diving, which needs a lot of improving, and am taking any opportunity I can to dive. I will be with MCSS until June so will hopefully get to spend some time down south learning about the turtles, and maybe even get to see some nesting and others hatching Blue Planet style. Fingers crossed, I’ll keep you posted.
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