Jamie Watts

Marine Life; Education, Exploration, Art


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About Jamie

I am a marine ecologist, expedition leader and naturalist guide working in earth’s most spectacular marine ecosystems.  I write and present on marine and polar wildlife, global-scale ecology, human ecological footprint and climate change.  Research has included everything from Omani coral reefs to Antarctic copepods, crabs, leopard seals, colossal squid and krill to offshore fisheries worldwide, including tuna.


After two years with British Antarctic Survey on South Georgia, I've spent another eleven southern summers shipboard in the Antarctic Peninsula area, including the ‘Atlantic Odyssey’ crossing via the mid-Atlantic’s most remote islands.  I've also spent nine northern summers all around the High Arctic and north Atlantic islands, including a transit of the Northwest Passage, and have led and guided expeditions across the Pacific and through Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomons and Vanuatu, and across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.  As of early 2019 I've logged over 390,000 sea miles on 3000 days at sea, including 230 expedition voyages.


I've been invited to give presentations on marine life and climate change to audiences and students from all over the world, including student groups at the Turks and Caicos Marine Biology Centre, Saba's annual ‘Sea and Learn’ marine biology event, the Big Scuba Show in London, the Scottish Geographical Society, the British Society of Underwater Photographers and several dive clubs.  I have run successful and well-received marine biology courses and workshops in London, Egypt and Indonesia.


Writing has been published in Life on an Ocean Planet, the major US high school marine science textbook and multimedia programme, in Geographical Expedition, BBC Wildlife, Ocean Geographic, Sport Diving (Australia) and Scuba and Diver magazines and The Underwater Channel in the UK.


I've raised several thousand dollars for albatross conservation charities, including Projeto Albatroz in Brazil and Bird Life's Albatross Taskforce with my artwork and charity haircuts.


Email me at info@jamiewatts.co.uk

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