Brighton Dolphin Project Team  

Our project is run by a friendly, enthusiastic team who all have a passion for marine conservation and dedicate their time to help Brighton’s incredible marine wildlife!


Simon McPherson

Simon is our Project Coordinator. He is a passionate conservationist who has always had an interest in marine wildlife from a young age, and is now devoting his time and efforts to achieve a career in conservation where everyone feels empowered to protect the oceans. Simon has completed studies in Marine Ecology & Conservation, alongside volunteering on overseas projects in Tenerife studying Dolphins and South Africa researching Great White Sharks. Through working with the Brighton Dolphin Project, Simon aims to use this experience to help with future career prospects working in community engagement.


Thea Taylor

Thea is our Research & Sightings Coordinator. A Marine Biology graduate from Plymouth University, she did a research dissertation project on Harbour Porpoise abundance in relation to tidal state in South West Cornwall. Her previous experience collecting data aboard research vessels with organisations such as Marine Conservation Research International and Hebridean & Whale and Dolphin Trust, as well as independent projects on marine mammals. Thea has also had the amazing opportunity to work as a wildlife guide for a wildlife watching tour company, North 58° Sea Adventures, where she often saw Dolphins and Porpoises. Through working with the Brighton Dolphin Project, Thea aims to collect more data so that we can understand populations of Dolphins and Seals in Sussex, as well as understanding our impact on the marine environment.


Aimee Caine 

Aimee is our Education and Outreach Coordinator. She is a sustainable designer/illustrator with a focus on marine conservation. In 2018 Aimee graduated from The University of Brighton with a BA First-Class Honours Degree in 3D Design & Craft, where she created her final project ‘The Plastic Hunter’  designed to educate the younger generation about the threats of plastic pollution. Through working for the Brighton Dolphin Project, Aimee hopes to educate the public about the local wildlife and threats they face, in the hopes of creating a new generation of ‘ocean activists.’

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