Something about the sea

“I think I hear a dolphin” Max smiles excitedly as he surfaces from beneath the swell of waves by the jetty and, ¬†although his diving mask is still fixed like a sea star to his sun seared face, I can see his eyes are glowing, “but I think it’s a long way off”. As he…

A day in the life of a dolphin volunteer

I’m writing this from Bunbury in Western Australia, where I’m having the adventure of my life. A few weeks ago I packed a backpack and jumped on a plane from England to the other side of the world. I am now volunteering at the Dolphin Discovery Centre, which supports the research and conservation of the…

Can we rebuild our brains?

Until about twenty years ago, the prevailing theory was that the brain stops generating new neurons once it reaches maturity. Now neurologists believe that the brain has some ability to create new neurons, in a process called neurogenesis, throughout our adult lives. This is exciting because it opens up the possibility¬†that our adult brains, and…