- Category : Science-Biology
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 4
English-born son of noted parents, poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, and a sucide.
Hughes was just over a year old when his mom killed herself. At age 6, in 1969, his father's mistress killed herself and her young daughter in the same way as his mother had (by gassing). His dad married Carol Hughes in 1970 and Nicholas and his older sister Frieda lived with Carol and Ted as they grew up in England. A student at Oxford University, he earned both his bachelor of science and a master of science there. His father died in 1998.
Nicholas never married and had no children. After earning his doctorate from the University of Alaska in 1991, he joined the faculty there. A respected scientist and professor of fisheries, he had many hobbies, including pottery, woodworking and gardening. In 2006 he resigned from the university to continue his research into the habits and biology of fish and to work on his hobbies especially pottery. For some time according to his sister he had suffered from depression, ending his life by hanging on March 16, 2009.