Dr Jeanette Sanders
Jeanette is a passionate marine ecologist who loves to promote marine and science education – looking for novel ways to inspire young people and help teachers hit their curriculum targets. Jeanette currently splits her working week between Seadream Education and running human health research studies.
For Seadream’s environmental charity arm (Seadream Environment), Jeanette runs the Southwest England Jellyfish Survey – collecting citizen science sightings of jellyfish – and working with Seadream’s other directors to develop new molecular techniques to detect jellyfish in our local waters.
In addition, Jeanette is working with The Seal Project to record grey seal vocalisation and behaviour. As a trained ORCA marine mammal surveyor and BDMLR Medic, Jeanette also loves to spend time afloat or around our shores, surveying marine mammals. Previous research completed by Jeanette has covered a wide range of habitats and species, studying both basking sharks and plankton off the coast of Plymouth; inter-tidal species around various coastal areas of Devon and the Isles of Scilly; the fish population of Slapton Ley; eel-grass beds off Torbay.
Jeanette has volunteered for various organisations (the Goodrington Sea Shore Centre, outreach events at PML, MBA or Plymouth University) developing and presenting bespoke resources and engaging activities. She thoroughly enjoys communicating science and engaging with both children and adults though practical activities and presentations.
Get in touch with Jeanette if you would like to host a jellyfish talk, hear about seal vocalisation or are looking for a bespoke science workshop.