Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.
As much as he loves working with people, he has a habit of ending up in isolated inhospitable havens, far from civilization. Most recently, he has completed a stint working as the Higher Predator Biologist for the British Antarctic Survey on South Georgia, living alongside and studying the incredible wildlife. His work there mainly focused on the gentoo penguins and Antarctic fur seals but also included periods offshore as a fisheries observer and completing wandering albatross surveys on Prion Island. Prior to this, he spent two seasons as Senior Warden on the Farne Islands, a reserve in the North Sea famous for its incredible densities of seabirds and seals.
He has worked in conservation and research around the world, most noticeably running a jaguar camera trapping project in the Pantanal, Brazil. Other roles include diving in the Bahamas and Mexico, where he was researching marine protected areas and the health of coastal habitats. Keen to spend as much time at sea as possible, his work has always been interspersed with periods of seabird and marine mammal observation roles.
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