Andy Williams

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Gender MALE
Industry Science
Occupation marine fauna surveyor/observer
Location Ullapool (or at sea), Highland, United Kingdom
Introduction My formative birding years were spent primarily at CVL, Portland, Marazion and PG. I have lived in Mullion, St. Ives, Plymouth, Bristol and Aberdeen. I studied for a first degree in Plymouth and a masters in Aberdeen. Since the late nineties I have worked as a sea-going scientific observer/surveyor specialising in fisheries, seabirds and marine mammals. I've worked in many of the worlds' oceans from South Georgia to Greenland and from the Atlantic to the Indian ocean. In the south Atlantic I monitored albatross mortality within commercial fishing fleets and have also undertaken extensive seabird surveys off Greenland, in UK waters, the Med. and in the central Indian ocean. I am a JNCC ESAS certified seabird surveyor, JNCC certified marine mammal observer, certified CCAMLR scientific observer and a regional tuna fisheries observer. I'm not a photographer! - just a birder who takes photo's as and when birds present themselves- my camera is often in 'auto' mode! I enjoy the company and dialogue of birders, naturalists and people who love the sea- many of whom I have been fortunate to meet in the field.
Interests birding, hill walking, fly fishing, basic wildlife photography.