Intro and Orientation

Hi everyone!  My name is Emily and I am going to be an intern this summer at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Florida.  I will be assisting with an epidemiological study of mercury levels in humans and dolphins along the Indian River Lagoon.  I will mostly be working on the human aspect of this project, which will include interviewing people and collecting hair samples to measure their mercury concentrations.  However, I will be able to help with the dolphin data collection for a couple of days in June, which I can’t wait for!

Today we had orientation where we were briefed on numerous things, including security procedures and we were given a tour of the campus.  The campus is really beautiful-there are lush trees everywhere, a few ponds (which have alligators living in them), and we are right along the lagoon where dolphins and manatees live.  We had to have our photo taken several times for ID badges and for the website and we then met our mentors and ate lunch with them.  My mentor seems very nice and helpful.  I am so excited to be working on this project with him!

    • Meg
    • July 14th, 2011

    How is it going Emily? What’s is happening in Scotland?

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