12 September 2021

Sketches from the field: I came upon her perched on a rock, legs demurely tucked under her body. She held my gaze, as if she had been expecting me. There was no sign of fear, only curiosity. We watched each other for a few minutes, then she slid off the rock to go hunting. I…

1 August 2021

Sea cucumbers are the humble vacuum cleaners of the sea, quietly tidying the environment as they creep across the sea floor on hundreds of tube feet. I consult with projects growing sea cucumbers for the lucrative Chinese market; so I have studied them for many years and find them fascinating – and decidedly weird. Sea…