Chapati the cat

Today we did do work (I promise!), but we also found an abandoned cat. We fed it milk and it escalated, and it is now named chapati…!

Monkey take over

Much to my excitement, our dinner hut was full of monkeys when we came back for lunch! They scarpered as soon as we walked in (unfortunately… as I was in awe!). They were climbing all over the surrounding trees and roofs, and stared at us whilst we ate! It looks like the black-faced vervet monkey…

A day off in Kenya 

I’ve arrived in Kenya for my 6 month research trip with Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI). It’s a day off work for my first day in Kenya (it’s Sunday). I had the worlds juiciest mango for breakfast, and the worlds most flavoursome beans for lunch. I met some lovely people and got so…

SCUBA diving in Anglesey, UK

All my UK diving so far has been with Anglesey Divers (click here for the website!), and I would thoroughly recommend them if you find yourself in this neck of the woods- a great bunch of guys who are professional and a good laugh! Believe it or not, those beautiful clear blue waters in the photo…

Bottlenose Dolphins off Holyhead, UK!

On a lucky boat survey we came across a huge pod of bottlenose dolphins, and it was incredible! Luckily I had my gopro and Jon our skipper had a huge pole. Pole + gopro = exciting video times! See my video below, or read this article that the newspaper wrote about our boat trip.

Sea urchin respirometry

I have been working out how much my sea urchins are using up oxygen using closed chamber respirometry jars. The amount of oxygen consumed by the urchins is an indicator of metabolism, and possibly stress. To measure the oxygen content of the seawater in the jar, I can place a fiber optic cable onto the…

Red Wharf Bay

My favourite beach in North Wales is Red Wharf Bay. It’s got lots of parking, three places to eat and drink, and when the tide’s right there’s a huge beach to search for creatures! Top tips: Make sure you go at low tide Check out The Tavern on the Bay for lunch or tea Have a…

Visit my aquaculture demonstration!

All ready for Bangor open day with my aquaculture demonstration! Come and see me @BangorUni #BangorOpenDay pic.twitter.com/lUFm4pTxN6 — Molly Czachur (@zoologymolly) October 31, 2015