I’ve been working at the Anglesey Sea Zoo since late 2008, first as a volunteer, then a part-time aquarist before finally becoming a full time aquarist and core staff member. I’m responsible for developing and looking after the aquarium systems and displays, a fantastic job if you like playing with pumps, pipework and other shiny bits of kit. My other duties include general husbandry, and being nice to people!
I hold a bachelors degree in Zoology, and have researched fish visual acuity systems and food recognition, I’ve also worked at various other jobs which include pet shops and building sites, the latter experience comes in surprisingly useful here! I don’t consider fish keeping as just a job, more a passion, which has seen me keeping freshwater tanks at home for several years, and lately tropical marine systems as well. Having grown up on Anglesey I’ve never been far away from the sea, and its always fascinated me. Away from work I’m a keen hiker and also love climbing, martial arts and recently diving! However, nothing beats throwing myself down a river is a big bit of plastic, I call this white-water kayaking.