Amanda's background is in the arts, having worked in England as a dancer and teacher for the last 15 years. Last year she decided to take time out from her career to explore additional interests in writing and conservation. In summer 2010 she began working as a researcher for www.planetwhale.com. Planet Whale provides information to the public on whale and dolphin watching trips all around the world. Uniquely, the website also provides information on whale and dolphin conservation groups worldwide. Amanda's role at Planet Whale involved researching cetacean conservation organizations to be included in a global report and feature on the website. She was responsible for co-writing and editing the report, writing articles for the site and liaising with individuals from 100 organizations worldwide.
Amanda is thrilled to be here in Monterey working for Peggy and is already fascinated by Peggy's life, aspects of which she hopes to document during her time here. Read her accounts of Peggy's life and work at:
If you would like to view Planet Whale's report 'A Global Directory of Cetacean Conservation Organizations’, go to: