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My internship was split half and half between working in education and in research. For the education portion of my internship I was out on the floor of the aquarium interacting with the public, answering questions and giving presentations. For the research portion, I was able to contribute to the longest ongoing research project at the center which studies local endangered Steller Sea Lion Populations through a remote video monitoring system. With this project I did daily data collection that included census counts and animal identification. I also edited and organized collected data and had opportunities to go out and do work in the field which included equipment maintenance, photography and data collection.


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