Tom Osborne grew up in Cornwall, England. He has had a lifelong fascination with the ocean and coast ever since being lucky enough to see turtles leaving their nest whilst on holiday when he was young.
Whilst studying for his Bachelor Degree in Marine Biology at Swansea University, a course module on Movement Ecology ignited a new passion and Tom went on to complete a Master Degree in research focusing on the spatial use of juvenile turtles. After graduating, Tom travelled to Costa Rica where he assisted in research and conservation of nesting hawksbill turtles.
Tom is also qualified Divemaster and has dived extensively with thresher sharks in the Philippines.
Tom joined the Olive Ridley Project as a Sea Turtle Biologist & Guest Educator on January 2022. He is based at Six Sense Zighy Bay in Oman where he is researching the local population of sea turtles and working to reduce ghost gear in the area.