About Martyn Drabik-Hamshare
Martyn is an ecologist, a birdwatcher and a keen herpetologist, with a particular interest in tortoises and turtles. Growing up in the United Kingdom, he worked with the few reptiles and amphibians around, but decided to travel to experience more of what the world could offer. He has now worked in the United States, the Seychelles and South Africa, studying tortoises, ghost crabs, and a host of other species.

The 8th World Congress of Herpetology

September 13, 2016 0

Introduction to the Congress Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the 8th World Congress of Herpetology, perhaps the largest herpetological meeting in the world. The event occurs every four years (or so), and […]


The ghosts of Bird Island

April 25, 2016 3

Back in 2009, I was studying for my Zoology degree at the University of Southampton. One of my professors sent an email around to my year group to request applications for an interesting third year […]


The Story of Captain Skyhawk

February 17, 2016 0

Hello readers. I am an Englishman that has braved the heat and moved to South Africa for its wealth of biodiversity. Cormac Price recently joined me as a fellow post-graduate student at the University of […]