- What did you do over Christmas?
Over Christmas I traveled to Dorrigo Mountain, Which is located about 5 hours drive North & inland. This river was suppose to be full of trout and a great spot to go fishing, however not so much when we got there.
I also spent a few weeks working in the labs at Macquarie with a PHD student studying Australian & New Zealand fur seals. We spent two weeks in the labs cutting up seal whiskers to be sent away and tested for stable isotopes. This was to determine what that seal had been eating over a certain period of time.
- What do you want to get out of this unit?
I find the idea of this unit incredibly interesting. I love the marine environment & all its creatures and helping to maintain & advocate for their survival means a lot to me. Learning about Environmental issues that surround these habitats and creatures can only help to protect them.
- What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal is a shark. Any shark, im not too fussy about species. I’ve always been fascinated by their strength and “horror story” image. I find them to be incredible animals & aim to learn as much as I possibly can about them.
- What do you want to do after finishing your degree?
After finishing my bachelor of Marine Biology, I’d like to look into further study in the way of Masters & PHD. I like the idea of conservation and looking into the effects of captivity on different marine species and how their lives differ from being in the wild, where they belong.