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Jamie spends some of his time as a fisheries consultant, researcher and marine life educator, including writing for several magazines. He spends most of the year, though, on expedition ships offering topside and dive trips to remote parts of the world, particularly the polar regions. Jamie spent two years posted as a fisheries scientist and marine ecologist for the British Antarctic Survey on the remote and wonderful island of South Georgia.
Here he researched zooplankton, Antarctic fishes and crabs as well as seafloor life, including creating photo identification guides used by fisheries observers and other scientists. Jamie has spent the last seven southern summers as well as two winters in the Antarctic, and the last four northern summers in the Arctic, most recently guiding expedition and dive trips to the Antarctic and remote mid-Atlantic islands, and the High Arctic from Spitzbergen to Greenland to the Northwest Passage. Jamie has a soft spot for Leopard Seal and fur seal interactions, but is also fascinated by some of the smaller, less glamorous and more bizarre fauna he encounters, like the Antarctic condom worms, the cowardly urchins, the arrow and Tomopteris paddleworms and the amphipods. He is in the process of finishing his first book, on the marine life of the Antarctic. When not working, Jamie spends time with his son or researches weird and wonderful marine life or travels in search of wild places and even wilder animals. He is father to eleven-year old Alex, an inventor and singer.
|Expedition Staff (whether or not advertised
in our brochures) are usually booked many months in advance
of the holiday and sometimes they become unavailable, even at
very short notice. If this happens, we will always do our best
to make suitable alternative arrangements but any such change
shall not be regarded as a major change and we cannot be held
liable or responsible in these circumstances.