Hi it's Theresa again and I only have to ask 10 questions if that's all
right with you I'll write 5 now and 5 more tomorrow.
1. What is it that you do as a scientist?
2. When you are performing your procedure do you use the scientific method?
3. Was this your first idea for a career if not then what was?
4. When were first introduced to it?
5. Do you enjoy what it is that you do and why?
Thank you for your time and since this is an interview can you write a
Have a great night and god bless.
1. I am a marine mammal biologist working at an environmental consulting
firm. I am interested in the behavioral ecology of protected marine species
and human impacts on them (such as noise).
2. For the particular type of work I'm doing right now, I review the
research of other scientists and put in context as to how the animals might
affect or be affected by human activities. So, the answer is no.
3. Actually, I wanted to be a veterinarian. So, I did stay in a field
involving animals, but just not medicine.
4. I assume we're talking about marine mammals, or when I first decided I
wanted to do work involving them? I did an internship when I was in my third
year of college. I had an internship with a marine mammal lab in Hawaii
where I worked with captive animals. At the time, I thought I wanted to be a
marine mammal vet. But, I realized I could help more animals on a population
or species level if I did the type of work I do right now.
5. Ha-ha, it depends on what day you ask me this question. Like anyone else,
there are good days and bad days at this job. I like getting to read about
the research other people are doing and assist in management of human
activities in such a way to minimize impacts to marine mammals. What I miss
is getting to do that type of hands-on research myself, like I did when I
was in graduate school, studying dolphins in Galveston Bay, TX.
Looking forward to the second batch of questions.
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