Author Archives: mdnichol87

About mdnichol87

Marine Biologist studying towards a Master's in Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter.

Best Friends ∆ – An Awesome Wave

It was 5:40 in the morning when I got on my bus to leave Falmouth… and totally lost it. I had held it in long enough, and as the bus started moving … I cried. Not only had I just … Continue reading

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The End Of An Era: Thank You Everyone

I’ve been thinking of writing this post for a while now. I knew that my time in Falmouth would come to an end at some point, I just never thought it would be so hard.  I have truly fallen in … Continue reading

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Dad

When my Mom turned 50 last October I decided to write a blog about her and her impact on my life (check out that post here). For my Dad’s 50th birthday (which is today, May 14) I wanted to do … Continue reading

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Trashing the Earth reaches new depths …of nearly 15,000 feet

There is little argument against the notion that we have littered much of the globe: Marine litter, in particular, has garnered quite a bit of attention due to the problems that things like plastic bags and ghost nets cause for … Continue reading

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How a non-religious person celebrates religious holidays— and a shout out for Charity Miles

Easter is yet another holiday predicated on religion, which creates an interesting situation for someone like me.  I am non-religious (probably some combination of a strong agnostic and a freethinker), yet I still celebrate these religious holidays (mainly just Christmas … Continue reading

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My Path to Addiction: Life as a Runaholic

My name is Matt, and I’m an addict, I am completely addicted to running.  I would compare it to being an alcoholic (without all of the negative aspects like ruining your liver and breaking families apart).  In the same way … Continue reading

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Decisions

I had a teacher in highschool … a Phys. Ed. teacher…. who would always resort to the same one-liner when it came to people not complying with something… “Life is all about decisions” Yes, yes it is.  In the years … Continue reading

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