Emma qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science in 2003 and has had a passion for horses since a young age. She continued her academic career with an MSc in Applied Marine Science, gained in 2004. Emma’s main scientific focus was the navigational techniques of sea turtles and whether they use the acoustics of the surf-zone as a cue for nesting. She then worked for a sea turtle conservation project on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica before travelling to New Zealand where she worked as a Marine Interpreter. She has worked on research cruises off the coast of New Zealand, with the goal of monitoring sedimentation patterns and their effects on the oceans. Emma is also a qualified teacher of biology and chemistry and worked as a teacher in the UK for a number of years where she helped students design an app which allows rock poolers to identify crab species and send a geotag for recording purposes.
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