Introducing Peter Almond from Beneath the Waves

Research Assistant, Newcastle University.

During my time studying and working as a marine biologist during the past six years, I have developed a fascination with the way marine ecosystems are shaped by their surroundings and environment. I am particularly interested in bringing these marine environments and communities to audiences that would never ordinarily be able to access them.

As a northeast local, I have a lot of pride in our region, particularly for the unique industrial and cultural heritage that defines our communities, places and sense of identity. To be able to bring some of that forgotten and hidden history to life in new and exciting ways by delivering the Beneath the Waves project for SeaScapes is a real privilege. The opportunity to combine my interests of diving, marine ecology and maritime history on a project on my very own doorstep is something I’m very enthusiastic about.

While working within the wider SeaScapes team, I am also completing a PhD at Newcastle University, investigating the impacts that shipwrecks have on marine life in the North Sea.