Not only did the SBB program give me hands on field and lab experience, but I was able to network with researchers and scientists on the national level. By putting my name out into the field of marine biology, SBB has helped me open a lot of new doors for potential graduate schools, internships, and job opportunities for the future.
Semester by the Bay 2016
I'm thrilled to be back in Homer for the summer and I'm excited to be working in the balance of oceanographic (physical) data and whale (biological) data. I'm quite interested in biology but I'll be piecing together the interactions of how physical environmental drivers impact whale distribution and movement. I'm excited to be learning how to use programming and modelling software to represent how the physical and biological variables interact over time. I will also be collecting oceanographic data in Kachemak Bay by participating in monthly oceanographic cruises which involves learning how to use (very expensive) sampling equipment.