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The grass is always greener (should that be ‘the ocean is always

10th February 2009

I’m one of those “the grass is always greener” types. When I’m out in the field, I crave the comforts of home, friends, and family. When I’m at home, I get itchy feet after a week or so and just want to get back underwater and get stuck into a filming assignment again.

Its been a while since I got back from Djibouti, and I’ve spent around a month in the office, so I’m excited that things are about to get busy again. I’m now packing for our next trip. This one has multiple goals;

•    A week long diving expedition in the Bahamas on the MV Shearwater; we’ll be specifically looking to film great hammerhead sharks.

•    A shoot at the Cape Eleuthra Institute, also in the Bahamas. Here we’ll be filming a shark research project that SOSF is sponsoring.

•    A quick one-day shoot in Fort Lauderdale, Flodida, with SOSF scientist Mahmood Shivji; documenting his  research project that is investigating shark geneticsand toxins in shark fins.

•    And finally; We’ll be helping out to complete SOSF’s new permanent exhibition within the London aquarium and filming the press opening.

So, this means a lot of traveling; around two months out in the field. Excellent!

I suspect by the end of that lot I’ll be well ready for the green green grass of home again, but right now I just want to get in the water.

Back to the packing.