Any other high schoolers here?

kpage

Wonderpus
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#1
I'm starting to look at colleges for studying cephalopods and am wondering who else is in high school and is looking at colleges. Have you guys found anything? Just wondering how many fellow youngsters are part of the tonmo community! :razz:
 

CaptFish

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#3
I'm no high schooler, I was 10 years ago... but due to the inspiration from the people on this site and my love for the ocean has led me to return to college. I start classes at the end of August. I will be studying marine biology with a focus on Aquaculture. I will be attending Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
 

DWhatley

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#4
I certainly am not but there are several high school members that have requested college info. The first I could find is here. It might help to retitle your request to something like, What colleges are you looking into to study marine biology? You will get answers from some of us :old: too but it may alert more of the younger members to your quest.:wink:
 

monty

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#5
CaptFish;156755 said:
I'm no high schooler, I was 10 years ago... but due to the inspiration from the people on this site and my love for the ocean has led me to return to college. I start classes at the end of August. I will be studying marine biology with a focus on Aquaculture. I will be attending Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Wow, congratulations, Cap'n!

I believe there are a number of other users still in high school. I think L8_2_rise and Chrono_war are both still in high school, although maybe graduating this month, and I know we've had a few introduce themselves in the past year, but I can't think of any who have stuck around actively. We certainly get interested teenagers relatively often.
 

kpage

Wonderpus
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#6
thanks! Yes I've been looking around, I knew I couldn't be the only one. However I've never really talked to any of them about colleges. I my empty friend inbox and figured I would start this thread and see who is in the same/similar situation as I am!
Anyway I have a feeling bluespotocto is in high school as well, but I could be wrong and if so I'm really sorry blue:smile:
 

CaptFish

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#9

kpage

Wonderpus
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#10
Yes I'll ask around. I know Nancy and Colin worked with Roy Caldwell when writing their book. Also I think Mucktopus worked with him when writing her A Aculeatus paper. I'll ask around, it looks really interesting!
 

DWhatley

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#11
LOL, You will occassionally see Mucktopus refer to Roy as "boss". He was her professor during her PHD (which was based on much of her research on the A. aculeatus)
 

CaptFish

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#12
Ok sorry I was having fun with you, but if you clicked the links you will see Roy is a staff member here on TONMO. he is Neogonodactylus :roflmao:
 

kpage

Wonderpus
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#18
So I just got back from a week of Seacamp II San Diego. It's this really cool camp that connects kids to the local marine biology. We did some cool labs, stayed on a boat for 2 days and did 4 dives and a night snorkel (really cool I got to see a group of squid come up to feed!), visit the Scripps research pier and facility and go to SeaWorld. I had a blast! We also did a research project so mine was on the Bimac Octo. We couldn't find one while diving but they had one back at the camp. Anyway I thought this was relevant to the whole college thing so I reawakened this thread.
 

DWhatley

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#19
It you have some photos and some time to write up a more detailed experience, consider creating a TONMO blog and detailing the different activities! ESPECIALLY the work with the bimac and the squid observations :wink:
 

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