Based on the Gower Peninsula, Lauren Eyles is a Marine biologist, presenter, writer, speaker and Sea Watch Foundation regional co-ordinator for South Wales – a charity protecting Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in the UK. Lauren is a PADI Divemaster, BSAC Sports Diver and has over 15 years of experience working in citizen science and engaging communities in a range of marine topics from cetaceans, worms on the rocky shore and marine litter.
Lauren has appeared on BBC Blue Planet UK, Coast, Blue Peter, Newsround, Springwatch, BBC Breakfast, Countryfile and numerous local and national radio stations talking about the impacts of plastic pollution on wildlife and people, marine stranding’s and sightings of Whales and dolphins.
Lauren has always had an affinity with the ocean – age seven she told her grandma she wanted to become a marine biologist – that she wouldn’t have much money, she said, but she would have a good life! This early fascination involved regularly exploring the coasts of the UK, often rockpooling with her family on trips to the sea. Born in Australia, but moved to the UK when she was six months old, Lauren has travelled the world for work and pleasure but always for marine conservation. Canada, America, Europe, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Africa and, whilst on honeymoon, to Borneo, exploring one of the best places to dive in the world, Sipadan.
She travelled back to Australia in 2016, with her husband and two year old son to spend a sabbatical working for the Australian Marine Conservation Society. Also known as Lozza, she is the butt of constant jokes about how cold she gets! She’s like a marine iguana!
For more information about Lauren or to contact her go to her website here: www.laureneyles.co.uk
You can also visit her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBar0HAooAxSW1a1Nlchd9w/featured
Her Facebook page here: FACEBOOK
And her Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/eyleslauren/