Writing & Media Appearances

Nic Slocum has contributed to both an Australian and Chilean report on the qualitative and quantitative development of whale watching in Ireland. He writes a fortnightly newspaper column entitled Marine Conservation Matters and Environment Today on which he critically appraises the damage caused by issues spanning commercial whaling and marine pollution to commercial fishing and questionable cetacean research. He is frequently called upon to comment on marine wildlife related issues on both national and regional radio such as Mooney Goes Wild, Moncrieff and Mary Wilson's Drive Time. Nic has contributed to and provided consultancy for television programmes such as BBC 999 with Michael Burke, ITV This Is Your Life with Michael Aspel, Channel Four A Place by the Sea with Seetha Hallett and RTE 1 Eco Eye with Duncan Stewart.

Frequently featured in broadsheets such as The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Irish Times and The Irish Examiner Nic was recently quoted in the Observer as "…wanting to be involved in a process that brought the conservation message to a lot of people…and how taking people out to see animals in the wild was the ideal way…"

Nic leads by example when it comes to best practice in whale and dolphin watching and provides regular critical analysis and comment through the news and sightings sections of the acclaimed Whale Watch West Cork website, his blog entitled Whale Watching News and Expert Views and his regular video blog entitled The Whale Watch West Cork video blog with Nic Slocum.

Nic welcomes contact by email or telephone to discuss issues relating to whales and dolphins, marine conservation and sustainable use of marine resources.

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