Rebecca McPhee

Rebecca McPhee

Title: Freelance Writer
Location: Northampton, UK
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  • Topics of Expertise: Swimming, rowing, open water sports, marine wildlife, adventure travel
  • Years in This Expertise: 5+

Education & Certifications

  • Education: BSc Marine Biology, Newcastle University / MSc International Marine Environmental Consultancy, Newcastle University / Diploma: Freelance Journalism, British College of Journalism / PGCE and QTS Secondary Science Education, Northampton Teacher Training Partnership
  • Years of Writing: 3
  • Certifications: MMO, PAM, PADI Rescue Diver

A Word from Rebecca McPhee

  • Why Author Chose This Career: Being a freelance writer for ExplorersWeb allows me to combine my love of ocean sports, science, and writing.
  • How Author Began Career: Whilst working for a publishing company I realized I wanted to write rather than edit. Doing this in a freelance capacity allows me to teach at the same time
  • Personal Interests: Open Water Swimming, Diving, Hiking, Rowing, Marine Conservation, Travel
Wild swimming in Skjólfjörur, Iceland.

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Sperm wh.ales

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An artist's impression of a magnetar.

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The launch of Chandrayaan-3.

India Lands Near Moon’s South Pole In Historic First

On August 23, India became the first country to...
Wildfires in California.

Ancient Wildfires Wiped Out Large Mammals in California

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The Luna-25 launch.

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The Oosterschelde boat.

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Otzi the iceman.

Otzi the Iceman was balding, middle aged, and dark-skinned

New DNA analysis suggests that Otzi the Iceman looked...
Flying Fish, the first ever team of five to row the mid-Pacific.

Ocean Rowing Roundup for August

Since our last ocean rowing roundup, quite a few...
A hedgehog.

How AI is Tracking British Wildlife

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Scientists Discover New Ecosystem Beneath The Seafloor

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Skull Found in China May Be Missing Link to Fourth Branch of Humanity

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illustration of the earth and an asteroid

How to Turn Asteroids into Permanent Colonies in Space

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The Russian launch.

Russia Launches First Mission to the Moon in 47 Years

Russia has launched its first mission to the moon...
SUP'er with gear on his board

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A trumpetfish hides behind a parrotfish.

Trumpetfish Creeps Up on Prey By Hiding Behind Harmless Species

Animals use all manner of techniques to camouflage and...
tent in Australian bush country

Alexander Campbell Completes Walk Across Australia

Alexander Campbell, 28, has completed the first section of...
Oil lamps found with the upper part of a human skull.

The Skull-Filled Cave Used for Ancient Necromancy

The Te’omim Cave sits on the western edge of...

Warrior Buried with Sword and Mirror Was a Woman

In 1999, archaeologists found a 2,000-year-old grave on the...
the Grand Canyon at dawn from above.

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Olympus Mons on Mars, the highest object in the solar system.

Olympus Mons, Our Solar System’s Highest Mountain, Used to be an Island

Two volcanoes on Mars, Olympus Mons and Alba Mons,...

Hiker ‘Completely Vanished’ in Swiss Alps

Aiden Roche, 29, has been missing in the Swiss...
An artist's impression of the extinct whale.

Extinct Whale is Heaviest Animal Ever

Paleontologists have discovered a colossal extinct whale in Peru...
Artist's impression of an ultra-long period magnetar.

A Mysterious Light in Space Has Been Blinking For 35 Years

Since 1988, the object known as GPM J1839-10 has...

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