Three new interns are working at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary this summer.
Nicole McIntyre is a senior at Georgia Southern University. She is a biology major with a focus on fisheries management. Her previous experience includes interning at Reef Relief in Key West where she produced weekly videos; created lesson plans for 250 Coral Campers; lifeguarded at the reef; and worked on conservation efforts and clean ups throughout the summer.
Sean Yeckley is a graduate research intern. He is pursuing a masters in marine science degree at Savannah State University. He also has earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Georgia, a master’s in health science from John Hopkins University and an M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia (currently Georgia Regents University. His research interests include ocean acidification and climate change impacts on tropical and deep coral reefs; deep coral reef ecology; and surveillance and prevention of toxic algal blooms.
Jhalael Jones is a high school intern with a focus on marine technology. He is a student at Savannah Arts Academy, a public high school focused on the liberal arts. His program of study is communications. He is interning at Gray’s Reef because of his interest in robotics and film. His project there includes building ROVs for use at public festivals and education events.