Who am I and why am I here…

I’m Jody Weir 🙂  I’m a behavioural ecologist, a marine biologist, a photographer, a runner and part fish.  I love the ocean, all animals, painting and yoga.

By here, I mean, writing this blog.  I’m here because almost every single person who hears what I do, thinks I have a pretty wonderful thing going for me.  They want to know my secrets.  I’ve worked on a small boat following wild groups of mothers and small baby dolphins.  For months, I have worked (and lived) on a sailboat off central and northern British Columbia.  I’ve fallen asleep behind sea turtles on the beaches of the Caribbean. Now I’m going to Madagascar to start a project on infant development in wild lemurs.

So.  I’m here to share my secrets.  I’ll let you read my journals and share adventures with me.  I want more people to follow their childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist (or whatever your childhood dream may be).  I will warn you now, pursuing a passion for these types of wild and superbly satisfying experiences comes with challenges.  By challenges I mean things like unbelievable nausea for hours on end, flippers of sea turtles whipping actual flipperloads of sand into my eyes, nose and mouth, the weather witches of each respective environment demanding that you not collect data for weeks and yes, school….you need a LOT of school.  You also need to accept that waves of self doubt, fits of absolute panic, and naysayers are part of the program.  Not sure you’re ready?  Follow this blog and find out 😉

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6 Responses to Who am I and why am I here…

  1. chris carolin says:

    nice work Jody. Blog looks good, madagascar sounds awesome…honestly, where havent you been at this point?.

  2. Phil mcNamee and Mary Hanley says:

    Hey Jody

    Thanks so much for keeping us up to date on your adventures. You really are living a dream and enjoying it. Great to read what you are doing and have done.

    Keep enjoying

    Phil and Mary

  3. Sarah Campbell says:

    Wow Jody!!! Congrats on following your dream – I think few of us really ever do 🙂

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

    xoxo Sarah

  4. Hi Jody!
    Nice blog, congratulations!
    My Name is Valeria and I work in Maromizaha since 2009, habituating and studying some of the indris you recently filmed! It’s so interesting to read your posts and watch your videos. I hope to meet you at the “Research Center” in the forest! Bye =)

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