Richard is an engaging public speaker and has presented marine life lectures around the world over the past decade. He has presented at international SCUBA diving exhibitions in the United States (Scuba Show – Long Beach, California) Australia (AIDE/ODEX), Asia (ADEX – Singapore) and UK (DIVE Show NEC) as well as dive clubs, galleries and other venues. He was amongst four internationally acclaimed underwater photographers chosen to tour Australia as part of the inaugural Underwater Tour, speaking in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. He has been invited to speak at many leading resorts and live-aboards across the globe, including: Wakatobi Dive Resort, Bilikiki Liveaboard, Dewi Nusantara, Siladen Resort, Atmosphere Resort, Arenui liveaboard, Dive Into Lembeh and Lembeh Resort.
In addition to his popular science-based presentations, he has also spoken at global scientific conferences including two quadrennial Indo-Pacific Fish Conferences in Perth, Western Australia and Okinawa, Japan. Richard was invited as a keynote speaker to the SyngBio 2017 conference where he spoke at The Florida Aquarium to delegates, sponsors and members of the public with sand tiger sharks as a backdrop. He has also presented at The Zoological Society of London to ocean researchers about his work.
Something that I've been looking forward to for almost a year now is the SyngBio conference. Last week I was at the University of Tampa on the west coast of Florida to attend the meeting, which was the third of its kind. Researchers, zoo aquarists and other...
I really don't know what happened to 2015, but what a great years it's been! There have been lots of amazing expeditions, creatures and publications to my name. I hope you've all had a brilliant 2015 and looking forward to 2016 and beyond. Here's is a little run...
INDO-PACIFIC FISH CONFERENCE 2013, OKINAWA, JAPAN