All in a Name!

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If I was writing a novel or screenplay about a female marine biologist and wanted to give her the name “Marina Costa,” my editors would probably say, “Nice play on ‘marine’ and ‘coast,’ but it’s too clever by half—change it.”

This just suggests that truth is cleverer than fiction, and that sometimes names might be destiny. In the case of naming Earthwatch’s expeditions, this might be true even when it takes us a while to land on the “right” name.

One of our newest expeditions, The Red Sea Dolphin Project, is in fact led by Earthwatch scientist Marina Costa, a postgraduate student at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and Senior Marine Biologist and Consultant for the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association (HEPCA).

Her name may be spot-on poetic for her chosen career, but we can all agree that the rather generic “Red Sea Dolphin Project,”…

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British YouTuber and Founder of Environmental and STEM education charity Oceans Project, preparing for a solo row around the coast of Great Britain.
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