Guide naturaliste, biologiste marin, explorateur, illustrateur, Jamie Watts est également un photographe de talent.
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 seven 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 six northern summers all around the High Arctic and north Atlantic islands, including a transit of the Northwest Passage, and have guided expeditions across the Pacific and through Indonesia.
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.