We would like to welcome a new recruit to the Sea Watch team, Nicky Harris, who has recently been appointed as Sea Watch Regional Coordinator for Guernsey!
Hello, my name is Nicky Harris and I have always been passionate about the ocean. I am a PADI Divemaster and I have been diving both in the UK and abroad for the past 7 years. I enjoy temperate water diving just as much as tropical, having learnt to dive in my home of Guernsey. I am a Graduate from Warwick University, having taken a degree in Biomedical sciences. During my degree, I realised that my love of the environmental aspects of biology outweighed my love of human biological systems. This realisation was helped, in part, due to my ongoing role within the University Sub-aqua Club, which I led as Dive manager in my final year. Since graduating I have been both working and volunteering within the marine biology sector in order to gain experience. My positions have included acting as a Guide on sea-life tours, and volunteering for the Mexico Caribbean Manta trust. Most recently I have been starting up a new project within Guernsey looking into the local bottlenose dolphin population, whose numbers appear to have increased within the Channel Islands in recent years. Working with the Sea Watch Foundation as a local coordinator was a perfect way to share information found through local research with the national records base. I am looking forward to attending Plymouth University to start her Masters in Marine conservation later this year (2019), but I hope to continue assisting with the Dolphin research and coordination work happening on my home of Guernsey.