So is the science you are studying "Psychology"?
Sorry, that is a joke - and not a very good one at
that, sort of proof that while I may or may not be a
scientist I'm definitely not a joke writer.
OK - I never started out to study marine mammals. I
liked biology, and studied quite a bit of it. I also
liked SCUBA diving and did quite a bit of that. I
grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts which used to be
the whaling capital of the world (back in the 1800's).
I knew about whales mostly from history, but always
thought they were pretty much gone. I eventually got
a job working for an aquarium in Boston that not only
needed someone that knew how to SCUBA dive, but had
dolphins and seals living right there. I found out
there were a lot more marine animals than I had
thought. I worked with animals from corals to whales,
but ended up spending most of my time working with
marine mammals. Over the years I have worked with a
lot of people that motivated me in various ways, but
inspiration probably came more from those animals I
worked with. If I had to pick just one it would
probably have been a chubby old dolphin named "Cathy".
good luck with your project,
--- "Dula, April B" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dear Mr. Early:
> My AIG teacher has assigned a project for my class
> to e-mail a scientist a question in regards to
> science. Please respond to the following question:
> Why did you choose to study marine mammals and what
> inspired you?
> Thank you for your time.
> Michelle Robinson,
> AIG Student, Lincolnton Middle School, Lincolnton,
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