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I chat argonauts, deep coral reefs and Jacques Cousteau’s films with Robin Ince and Brian Cox. Listen again online or download the pocast.


Have we already passed ‘peak fish’? I take a close look at the world’s fisheries for BBC Focus magazine.

Off the Shelf Festival of Words2

On Oct 18th I’ll be at the Off the Shelf literary festival in Sheffield, talking about my latest book Spirals in Time.

Limpet teeth University of Portsmouth

Move over spider silk, there’s a new tough material in town: limpet teeth. For Chemistry World, I give the low down on goethite, the stuff that makes limpet teeth the strongest known biological material.


April 21st I’ll be joining an amazing line up for Science Showoff, curated by Neil Denney from Little Atoms podcast, all in aid of Resonance FM.


May 18th I’ll be at the Boathouse pub in Cambridge for a foody night of Pint of Science. I’ll be talking about my visit to the mangrove forests of West Africa where I met an amazing group of women who gather oysters and joined in with their celebrations at the world’s noisiest and most colourful oyster festival.

Underwater Museum cover

I worked with underwater sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor on his upcoming book The Underwater Museum featuring stunning images of his work. My introductory essay explores the complexity and vulnerability of coral reefs and the role of artificial reefs in conservation. .

Helen Scales and fish copy

I was in Florida Keys recently making a documentary for BBC Radio 4 and got to visit the amazing Aquarius Reef Base (the world’s only underwater research station).

A few clips from BBC Radio 4 and World Service programmes I’ve been on as a studio guest and reporting from around the world.

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October 15th is Ada Lovelace Day Live. Check out this great new book packed with inspiring stories of women in science, engineering, technology & maths. Including my piece about my marine biology hero, Eugenie Clark.

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