Cat Gordon

I’ve been passionate about nature for as long as I can remember. At the age of 14, I began SCUBA diving and from then on, I also became fascinated with the ocean and everything within – I later trained to become a PADI Divemaster. I studied BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology followed by MSc Conservation Biology, and during this time discovered the Shark Trust. I went on to join the conservation team in 2010. I’m Project Officer for the Great Eggcase Hunt and have enjoyed watching the number of submissions grow over the years and seeing people get excited about finding their first mermaids purse. As well as this, I work on threatened species, such as sawfishes and angel sharks, and get involved with campaign activities.

My favourite shark is….difficult to answer! I’m fascinated by Goblin Sharks as they are just so bizarre. I love hammerheads as I’ve had some great diving experiences with them in the Red Sea. Blue Sharks are really interactive in the water (and a great flagship British species!), and I have a soft spot for underappreciated species - especially the flat ones!