Creator & Editor
Since a young age I have been fascinated with science, wildlife and exploration. I was lucky enough to learn how to SCUBA dive at an early age and was amazed at the expansive and vibrant world I found hiding beneath the waves. It inspired me to study Marine Biology which I did at the University of Exeter (Penryn campus) graduating in the summer of 2018. During my time at university I not only learned about the weird and wonderful marine creatures that occupy our oceans, but also about the threats that face them on a daily basis. My lecturers included researchers who were providing the data that contributes to conservation efforts to protect key species and habitats and I was amazed by how many human caused issues were plaguing our oceans. I want to help highlight some of these issues as well as well inspire people to care about and help protect marine life.
As well as Marine Madness I have also written articles for Sevenseas Media, Ocean Oculus, Make The Ocean Great Again, Naturevolve, Sea Voice News & The Marine Biologist. To keep up with my work follow me on twitter @harryjpbaker.
I’ve been fascinated with the ocean for a long time now, a big part of that was learning to dive and the truly immersive experience it provides. That was definitely what lead me to study marine biology and I am now completing my master’s degree at the University of Exeter, Cornwall campus. During my studies I became very aware not only of just how vital the planet’s marine environment is, but also, unfortunately, of its perilous state. Since then I’ve developed an interest in science communication and photography as a means of translating scientific jargon into a digestible dialogue and making sure research isn’t circulated solely among scientists, but shared and understood by the wider public. In the future, I would love to combine these two interests – writing and photography – to convey compelling stories. It’s a great pleasure to contribute to a blog achieving exactly that and getting people excited about the incredible flora and fauna that occupies our seas.
Apart from Marine Madness, I’ve contributed to Make The Ocean Great Again , Bloom in Doom solution-based environmental magazine, and have set up a photography website featuring some of my images – Photos in Focus.
Charlie Gregory – The incredible fish living in a toxic Mexican cave system
Alicia Shephard – The beluga whales leading the way for marine mammal rehabilitation
Owen Harris – The effects of offshore wind farms on marine life
Miranda S. Altice – Return to the big blue: a sea turtle’s release from rehab
Joe Baker – The black lives of marine biology
Rebecca Greatorex – The potential benefits of COVID-19 on marine wildlife
Lorraine Aldridge – Healing with honey: my time working at the ARCHELON Sea Turtle Rescue Centre
Jenny Hickman – How low can we go? The importance & impacts of deep sea mining
Louise-Océane Delion – Optimism for ocean recovery by 2050
Eleanor Gilbert – Assisted evolution: is meddling with corals the key to their survival?
Amy Barker – The sea otter story
Nuri Steinmann – Sponge farming in Zanzibar
George Brett – Ocean acidification & coral reefs
Rhodri Irranca-Davies – Coding in the deep: the past, present & future of deep-learning in the field of benthic ecology