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Kaila Wheatley Kornblum

Marine Biologist | Research Assistant

Kaila is a passionate and dedicated Marine and Freshwater Biologist holding a BSc. Hons. degree from Aberystwyth University, Wales. She did her dissertation on shark fisheries, to better understand the patterns of global shark population declines. She is currently doing her master’s in research at Aberystwyth University working on marine population genetics to advise more effective conservation.

Kaila is a positive communicator with great experience through volunteering in the environment sector, coaching, and mentoring. She is also Co-Founder, Trainer, and Biologist of the Red Sea Project, educating on Marine Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and diving guidelines, as well as writing educational page content and presentation scripts in English, German and Spanish. She also is a PADI Divemaster with dive training and teaching experience.

Throughout her studies, she has honed skills in research, data analysis, and problem-solving, with considerable practical experience in ecological surveying and fieldwork. Kaila grew up trilingual and is a confident and adaptable communicator, with leadership skills gained through working on the Red Sea Project, as a Peer Mentor, in a dive school, as a waitress and handball trainer and through representing her University during Science week.

Kaila learned to love the ocean ever since she was young, and she is very passionate and fascinated by the diversity of life that can be found living within and along our oceans. She wants people to care and treat the ocean and all its associated life with more respect, and to educate people on how we are exploiting and polluting our oceans to a highly unsustainable degree.

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