Chloe Nunn is a marine ecologist and social scientist whose work focuses on the contributions of coastal habitats to people, with a particular interest in seaweed and community resilience. In her capacity as a consultant over the last five years, including for the UN Ocean Decade, she has worked to implement transformational ocean action in support of sustainable development. Her work spans coasts in the UK and in the Arctic, across projects such as the Study of Environmental Arctic Change and the marine North Devon Biosphere Reserve.
Why the Mudskipper?
When the mudskipper exits the water and climbs onto land, a fish walking on its elbows across wet sand, it is able to eat, breathe, and reproduce. When it returns to the water, a fish with malformed fins and huge eyes, it is still able to eat, breathe, and reproduce. It is an amazing feat of evolution.
Not only am I (Chloe) fascinated by these weird and wonderful creatures, but I sometimes am a bit of a mudskipper myself. I grew up in both the UK and the US and enjoyed making new friends, and learning about new cultures. I am now confident travelling to new places and quick to embrace new cultures. Even my academic background has ranged from marine ecology to social science to policy to science communication and I am always seeking out new learning opportunities. I enjoy being a ‘jack of all trades’ as it were because it expands the network of unique people I interact with and opens up new opportunities for learning, collaboration, and career development.
Independent consulting is another relatively new venture for me, and hopefully it will give me an outlet to share my thoughts – or musings if you will – passions, and experiences. If you need another reason to like the mudskipper please find it here.
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