Freshwater Shark HabitatsMarch 14 2015
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I have always been fascinated by sea life, especially sharks. Because of childhood ear infections and ear/nose/throat issues arising from them, I am unable to dive to depths below 25ish feet. My ears simply won't pressurize. I hope to use the OpenROV kit to examine the habitats of these freshwater sharks in Nicaragua. I have spent nearly two months over spring break service trips and summer internships in Nicaragua and have worked with education and animal life during those times. I want to educate the local populations about these sharks because they are such a unique type of animal. I currently work at Eckerd College which has a large Marine Science program. I would love to take a group of marine science students to Nicaragua to collect more data about these sharks as well. The trip could be incorporated into our "Spring Break Service Trips" which allow students to volunteer abroad, much in the way that I was introduced to Nicaragua two years ago.