Dr Richard Smith

Thursday 23rd - 16.30

Burford Primary School

Dr Richard Smith, is a British award-winning underwater photographer, author and marine conservationist who works to promote an appreciation for the ocean’s inhabitants and raise awareness of marine conservation issues. A marine biologist by training, Richard’s pioneering research on the biology and conservation of pygmy seahorses, led to the first PhD on these enigmatic fishes. Richard is a member of the IUCN Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon Specialist Group. He has named the two most recent pygmy seahorse discoveries from Japan, Hippocampus japapigu, and South Africa, H. nalu. His bestselling book, ‘The World Beneath: The Life and Times of Unknown Sea Creatures and Coral Reefs’ is out now: www.OceanRealmImages.com