Gloria (the WeirdFish Lady) is an author, speaker, educator
and champion for the ocean environment.

Breaking News

The latest review …

‘Gloria has deep knowledge of the world’s oceans – the way they function, their role in Earth’s climate systems, the life they harbour, and how all of this responds to human disturbance. Gloria’s knowledge was gained largely below the waves during countless diving and sailing excursions around the world. Yet Gloria is above all a science educator, gifted at public speaking and as an author of children’s books about the oceans.’ 

Alan J. Hesse – Author and Conservationist (January 2022)

Breaking News

‘Gloria is busy talking to audiences around the world now the world is returning to ‘travel’ again … BUT she can’t be in two places at once!   So, Gloria now has TWO pre-recorded talks available –

1. ‘The Importance of Oceans’ –  where you can learn why we all need to keep Oceans healthy ?


 2. ‘What can we do NOW?’  – where you can learn about what we can all do to fight climate change on our planet! 

Why doesn’t your organisation arrange for a  ‘recorded’ visit from the WeirdFish Lady? 

You don’t have to miss out – just because Gloria is in the middle of the Atlantic!

Want to organise a recorded talk?

Contact Gloria – there’s a ‘Get In Touch’ button at the top of the page! 

What will it cost ?  £100 per talk (30 mins each) – or both talks for £75. Bargain!

If you are organising a talk for a Rotary Club – then please go to the Rotary page

Breaking News

Hi everyone
Great news just came in – ‘The Secret of the Shallows’ has made it to the FINALIST stage of the Wishing Shelf Awards.
Cross your fingers for it getting to the TOP in April!! Well, you can only wish can’t you !?!?!
I love this Award – as it is chosen by the children who are reading it. Great to have got this far though!

Breaking News

A new review has arrived for ‘The Secret of the Shallows’ – the second book in the series of Lucy Morgan Adventure Stories. 


TITLE: The Secrets of the Shallows:

AUTHOR: Gloria Barnett

Star FOUR STAR rating

‘A twisting, turning ‘battle the odds’ adventure story for 9 –13 year olds.’

I can sum the plot up for you in a sentence: the young protagonist (Lucy) and her pals discover that humans are destroying an underwater habitat and do everything they can to protect it. If that all sounds very ‘politically correct’, then, yes, it sort of is. And I for one enjoyed it very much.

Gloria Barnett is a very talented author.  From the opening – and very well-written – first chapter, this is a compelling story. The plot is cleverly constructed, the island and underwater settings are splendidly described, the pacing is spot on – and the characters! Wow! They deliver BIG TIME! I particularly liked Lucy; she’s brave, strong-minded, and determined to do the right thing – a good role model for any child. The author knows how to describe the hero’s feelings when battling the odds.

So, who will enjoy this book? To be honest, I think pretty much any child between the age of 9 and 13 will find this a compelling read. It’s predominantly an adventure with plenty happening all of the time.

To sum up, this is a captivating story of mystery solving, overcoming the odds and adventure. 


A Wishing Shelf Review

Gloria’s Latest Book Release


The Fishy Tales Picture Books: 


                   PRICKLE THE PUFFER FISH                     are now available             from AMAZON as ebooks.

That’s enough breaking news for a while … now let me get started and help to guide you around this website……..




Hi … I’m Prickle and I’m your guide around this website!

Firstly – let me tell you about Gloria …

Based in Kent in the UK, she is an 

author, speaker, educator and champion for the ocean environment.


  • speaks to all generations and has been applauded for her ability to explain science in everyday language and with humour

  • writes fiction and non-fiction books to increase awareness  about her subject 

  • produces teaching resources  and regularly visits schools as the ‘Weird Fish Lady’ helping young people engage with the problems facing our planet.

In the past year, Gloria has spoken to audiences all over the UK, Australia, South Africa, the USA and Norway about the importance of oceans to life on Earth. Her talks are illustrated with original photos and underwater video. 

Click on the image for information about Gloria's Speaking Events

Click on the image for Ocean Information

 ‘Hi – Prickle the Pufferfish  here again.

 To find out all about Gloria’s work as the

‘The WeirdFish Lady’

and how she does virtual visits to primary schools … take a look at the Teacher’s page.




Gloria says – 


‘Yeah – Okay, Prickle – but

 just remember I talk about ‘Weird Fish’ – I’m NOT a  Weird Lady …OK !

(Although those who know me well might think differently!)”



‘My love of the sea comes from travelling around the world exploring our planet’s oceans.

Diving with my video camera has brought me face to face with the underwater creatures I talk and write  about.

My mission is to help people of all ages understand the amazing  world of oceans.’

Click  on the hand to see Gloria’s fun introduction to this website ..

Click left to go diving

with Gloria in the Red Sea in Egypt. 

This is a wreck of a ship that sank in 1874. See if you can see any metal bits between all the coral that has since grown on the ship.

Why don’t you visit the book page – and see what books Gloria has written for all age groups.


I’m not here just to sell you the books (although that’s very important !) – I’m here to help you …

Learn more about OCEANS

go to the Oceans page – click the button 



Education is the key to saving  life and the natural habitats on our planet.

Teachers? Have you visited the Books page and the Teacher’s page yet?

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