Maya Plass, Marine and Coastal Ecologist

A graduate of the BSc Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology at Plymouth University, Maya Plass is director of Learn to Sea, a marine education centre in South Devon. 

In 2010 Maya was invited to work with the BBC as a guest presenter for 'Autumnwatch'. She has also written The RSPB Handbook of the Seashore (Bloomsbury, 2013) full of information of the beloved creatures that Maya knows so well. 

Maya’s passion for marine conservation and campaigning had led her to raise money for charity in long distance open water swims, rowing lengths of the Thames and acting as patron for two charities: Sea-changers and MARINElife. She has also been awarded the accolade of a “top 10 wildlife tweeter” by BBC Wildlife magazine.