EPP/MSI students present research at ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting
Mikayla Jones (Marine Biology Major; University of Hawaii at Hilo) presented a poster on research conducted on shell color polymorphism in the marine gastropod, Mitrella fusiformis, while Jim Freed (Marine Biology Major; University of California; Santa Cruz) presented a poster on the deep-sea coral image catalog he developed during his internship for the Northeast Pacific. Kenya Bynes (Marine Environmental Science Major; Hampton University) also presented a poster on fisheries stock assessment, research also conducted during her summer internship at NOAA.
In addition to the EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholars, 11 undergraduate and graduate students from the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) presented at the conference; including students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Hampton University; Delaware State University; and, Oregon State University. The ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting afforded students the opportunity to expand their knowledge, network and share research findings with leaders in the field of marine science.
EPP/MSI Undergrad Scholar Presentations at ASLO:
Shell color polymorphism in the marine gastropod Mitrella fusiformis
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 4:00- 6:00 PM
Poster ME24C-0725 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center- Poster Hall
Mikayla, an EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholar from the Class of 2015, is studying Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. During her 2016 summer internship, Mikayla will conduct a laboratory assessment of cetacean thyroid hormones in blubber tissue with respect to demographic. She will be based at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center under the mentorship of Nicholas Kellar.
Deep-Sea Coral Image Catalog: Northeast Pacific
Monday, February 22, 2016 4:00- 6:00 PM
Poster ED14B-1645 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center- Poster Hall
Jim, an EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholar from the Class of 2015, is a Marine Biology major at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Jim’s 2016 summer internship with NOAA will be focused on the life history and ecosystem interactions of the ribbonfish, Trachipterus altivelis, in the California Current. He will be based at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center under the mentorship of John Field.