Christy – Marine Biology

Is Marine Biology Right for Me?

Is Marine Biology Right for Me?

For this post, I’ve decided to answer some of the questions that are commonly asked when I participate in the phone-a-thon each semester to talk to alumni about university news and my major. If you’re thinking [...]

A Day in the Life of a Second Semester Senior

A Day in the Life of a Second Semester Senior

As a second semester senior in marine biology, it is very difficult to care about anything other than graduation. Wait? I still have homework? Obligations? PRIORITIES?! A day in the life of a second semester senior is [...]

Marine Biology and Pollution Problems

Marine Biology and Pollution Problems

Photo Credit: Flickr user Jong Cortez As the world’s population increases dramatically and the demand for production increases, so does pollution. Pollution in water bodies has become an increasingly large problem across the globe. Many marine [...]

Top 5 Takeaways from the Indian River Symposium

Top 5 Takeaways from the Indian River Symposium

The Indian River Lagoon is one of Florida’s most precious bodies of water. Florida Tech, as well as many other institutions, has focused on the conservation and preservation of this diverse body of water by utilizing [...]

Sea World Exposed in CNN’s Blackfish

Sea World Exposed in CNN’s Blackfish

  Recently, CNN showed a documentary called Blackfish. Blackfish is about killer whale performances at various locations like Sealand and SeaWorld. This documentary explores everything from the acquisition of the whales used for performances, the treatment [...]

How to Apply to Grad School

How to Apply to Grad School

Applying to graduate school is incredibly stressful and time consuming. Many of you undergraduates or potential students are going to pursue graduate school, so I’m here to help. I started applying to graduate school this fall. [...]

Florida Tech’s Tri Beta Honor Society Prepares for Fear

Florida Tech’s Tri Beta Honor Society Prepares for Fear

This year Florida Tech’s Tri Beta Biological Honor Society was invited to participate in the Brevard Zoo event Boo at the Zoo. Boo at the Zoo, is a community event, held every October and focuses on [...]

Tracing Back Our Ancestry

Tracing Back Our Ancestry

As an upperclassman, you start to delve more into classes that pertain to your field. Junior and senior marine biology students take classes such as comparative vertebrate anatomy (CVA), ecological modeling, marine ecology and marine biology. [...]

Shark Week 2013: Two Fins Down

Shark Week 2013: Two Fins Down

Picture courtesy of Caterpillar Publishing Every summer I eagerly anticipate the first week of August. The first week of August signifies a lot of things: the beginning of my marine biology classes, the end of summer, [...]

A Shark Friendly Family

Nothing excites me more than waking up, checking my Facebook account, and seeing news about shark survival, protection bills being passed, etc. Waking up to see that several unselfish shark enthusiasts in Ireland saved a lot [...]