South Africa: African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary

It's been five months since I returned from South Africa and I have already planned my next trip there beginning in July 2019 - it's such a beautiful country filled with an abundance of awesome marine life that I just couldn't stay away. Whilst I was volunteering with White Shark Projects, I got the opportunity to …

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Janne Haugen: Leading Women in Marine Science

Janne Haugen is a fisheries ecologist and PhD Candidate at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where her work focuses on management, conservation, and bycatch of sharks. She has a Master of Science in Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology from University of Aberdeen, where she investigated sexual segregation in spiny dogfish in the Northeast U.S. spiny …

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Arthi Ramachandran: Leading Women in Marine Science

Arthi Ramachandran's passion for marine biology started in grade 10 when she took a school trip to the Huntsman Marine Institute in St-Andrews, New Brunswick. Arthi completed her BSc in Biology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and started her Master's at Concordia in a microbial ecology lab with Dr. David Walsh. Arthi got to …

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Dr. Julie Vercelloni: Leading Women in Marine Science

Dr. Julie Vercelloni is originally from South of France where she grew in the Mediterranean Sea (literally). She studied Marine Ecology during her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and statistics applied to coral reef ecology for her PhD. Julie is currently working on diverse projects that look at combining state-of-the-art technologies and modern statistical methods to …

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Richelle Li Tanner: Leading Women in Marine Science

Richelle Tanner received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2018, and is currently a marine ecophysiology postdoctoral associate at Washington State University. She is interested in rapid adaptation to climate change, particularly with seasonal extremes and their effects on inter-individual variation in physiological plasticity. Her current research focuses on linking individual responses to environmental variation …

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Jess Bone: Leading Women in Marine Science

"With my anxiety, I let it start to take over to the point that it was impacting my ability to give presentations and be the best version of myself and letting it be my excuse, which wasn’t OK. So if this is something you struggle with, do seek help because it won’t go away easily or in a timely fashion on its own."

Samantha Athey: Leading Women in Marine Science

"Many people who live in inland communities don’t realize they depend on and impact the oceans. Through my research interests on plastic pollution and marine debris, I’m able to relate their everyday decisions (whether or not to use a plastic straw or to bring your own reusable coffee cup) to large scale impacts on the oceans (plastic debris polluting shorelines, microplastic ingestion by endangered and/or commercially valuable seafood species, etc.)."