Yesterday I began the big journey called ‘It’s Dissertation Time’. Yup.. I am about to enter into my 3rd year of my marine biology and oceanography degree and this summer my focus has been on completing my dissertation experiment. My project is based around the impacts of toxic antifouling agents (the paint they coat boat hulls in to prevent the colonisation of animals forming). I am completing this on an offshore pontoon, in Salcombe, Devon.