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Marine biologist wins national award

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AN Alderney Wildlife Trust volunteer has won a national award for 10 years’ work in marine conservation.

Dr Mel Broadhurst, holding her service award, pictured with the Alderney Wildlife Trust board.

Dr Mel Broadhurst, a marine biologist, won the Marsh Marine Volunteer Award, which is handed out annually by the UK Wildlife Trust to recognise outstanding and demonstrable contribution to the conservation of sea life.

In the past 10 years Dr Broadhurst has mapped the intertidal zone at Casquets and analysed national survey data on projects such as offshore wind farms.

Dr Broadhurst was nominated by Alderney Wildlife Trust manager Roland Gauvain, who set up the group – the smallest of the UK trusts – 15 years ago.

She was presented with the award and the £500 prize as a surprise at the AWT shop, with around 20 other volunteers attending to celebrate the accolade.

Full story in Friday's Guernsey Press

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