Marine Biology, Conservation, Indonesia, Fiddler Crabs, Travelling and Amateur Photography

Posts by Laura Michie

Expedition to Akumal, Mexico

Expedition to Akumal, Mexico

Tweet I am currently on expedition with Operation Wallacea at their marine research site in Mexico. We are situated on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the small town of Akumal, not far from Tulum. The research base is located next to a highly populated tourist area; the beaches are filled with hundreds […]

A summer at Hoga Island Marine Resear...

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TweetThis summer I spent a few months in Southeast Asia, eight weeks of which, I spent on Hoga Island with Operation Wallacea. I spend a couple of months here each year conducting research for my PhD and to work alongside Operation Wallacea to bring research and conservation to the Wakatobi Marine National Park. During this […]

An Evening Talk at the Indonesian Emb...

A beautiful statue at the Embassy

TweetIt has been far too long since I put an update on here. What a year it has been so far and here are a few of the things I have done… Back in April I was invited to give a talk to the Anglo-Indonesian Society about my research and experiences in Indonesia, which was […]

Confocal microscopy at the NHM

Confocal microscopy at the NHM

Tweet In March I was given the opportunity to use a brand new confocal microscope at the Natural History Museum to image some of my fiddler crab samples from the Wakatobi Marine National Park. This is an optical imaging technique that uses lasers to excite specimens and the resulting fluorescence is detected by the microscopes photodetector. I have been […]

Conference in Swansea, March 2013

Conference in Swansea, March 2013

TweetAt the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society conference in Swansea on the 16th and 17th of March. I gave a presentation on my research in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, which can be viewed on my ‘Talks and Conferences’ page. The conference was a great place to meet new scientists and learn about the research […]

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