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Michael Bear

Michael Bear is working on identifying individual Sevengill sharks in the San Diego area by passing photos taken by local divers through a pattern recognitionalgorithm, similar to that used to ID Whale Sharks

I am an AAUS Scientific Diver with the California Science Center and I run a website where local scuba divers can log encounters with the Sevengill shark (Notorynchus cepedianus) [http://sevengillsharksightings.org], which is linked with the Shark Observation Network at: www.sharksonline.net
I am a: Educator, Interested Citizen, Marine Volunteer

PUGALENDHI THANGAVELU

PUGALENDHI THANGAVELU is working on Marine Science

Assistant Professor
I have completed B.Sc Zoology, M.Sc. Marine Biology & Oceanography and Ph.D in Marine Biology and teaching Marine Science and Biotechnology for about seven years.
I am a: Scientist, Educator, Interested Citizen, Marine Volunteer

Denise Mahnke

Denise Mahnke

Girl Scout Camp Programs Manager
In working with the Camp Programs and Properties department of Girl Scouts of Western Washington, I partner with other non profit agencies and schools to provide camp properties for educational opportunities for youth. GSWW camp properties are rich resources for education, exhibiting extreme diversity with easy access to marine, riparian, and forest habitats here in Western Washington. Citizen science has been a long term passion, and the facilities provide a training ground for youth and adults in effective monitoring techniques, and local biodiversity. GS Program Manager for 10 years providing camp programs, training and leadership in the environment.
I am a: Interested Citizen, Marine Volunteer, A leader or representative of a non-profit
Location: Central Sound

Jamie Wine

Jamie Wine is working on Pier Peers at Elliott Bay Marina.

Educator
Jamie Wine joined People For Puget Sound as part of the Community Education team in 2007. He’s responsible for building our volunteer program, organizing our outreach at fairs and festivals, managing restoration events and as a beach naturalist at nighttime ocean explorations.
I am a: Educator, Marine Volunteer, A leader or representative of a non-profit
Location: Seattle

Rachel Benbrook

Rachel Benbrook is working on building a network of volunteer sea kayakers and involving them in citizen science in Puget Sound.

Sea Kayaking Biologist
I am a 10 year resident of Puget Sound, currently living on Guemes Island. I coordinate the Spartina Survey Program for People For Puget Sound. We recruit and train volunteer sea kayakers to survey the shorelines of Puget Sound for invasive Spartina grass. I am looking for ways to build a network of citizen science volunteer kayakers and connect them with researchers that are doing good work for the Sound.
I am a: Scientist, Educator, Interested Citizen, Marine Volunteer, A leader or representative of a non-profit
Location: North Sound

Amy Sprenger

Amy Sprenger

I am the program director for Ocean Inquiry Project, a Puget Sound based marine science education non-profit organization. I also am an education specialist with NANOOS, the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems, the PNW's regional association for the national Integrated Ocean Observing System. I am interested in promoting ocean literacy and involving non-scientists in ocean science research. It is my hope that a more ocean literate public will be able to take great strides in protecting our ocean.
I am a: Educator, Interested Citizen, Marine Volunteer, A leader or representative of a non-profit
Location: Seattle

Nicole Killebrew

Nicole Killebrew is working on

Marine Educator
I am involved with the Seattle Aquarium and the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst in Burien as an interpretation supervisor, diver, educator, naturalist, and program coordinator. Hello to all of you:)
I am a: Educator, Interested Citizen, Marine Volunteer
Location: Seattle

Deborah Purce

Deborah Purce is working on adding shoreline public access information to the Washington Coastal Atlas!

NOAA Coastal Management Fellow
I have a B.A. in biology and received my masters degree from Western Washington University where I studied ecophysiology of scallops in Baja, Mexico. I am interested in transboundary marine science and management and currently work for the WA Dept. of Ecology on shoreline public access issues.
I am a: Scientist, Educator, Interested Citizen, Marine Volunteer
Location: Olympia

Virginia Thompson

Virginia Thompson

Born and raised in the Seattle area, I volunteer with Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist program as well as Cedar River Salmon Journey Program. Completed the ZooBot program at the Friday Harbor Labs during my undergrad. Currently enrolled in the UW's Wetlands Science and Management program, looking to get a career in ecology/natural resources/environmental work.
I am a: Interested Citizen, Marine Volunteer
Location: Seattle

Darlene Segesman

Darlene Segesman

Current MDC Educator for Pt.Defiance Zoo and Aquarium located in Tacoma Washington.Previous docent for Pacific Science Center,located in Poulsbo,Washington.A current member of Seaturtle Rescue.org.With various exp.in sea/marine life rescues.
I am a: Educator, Graduate Student, Marine Volunteer, A leader or representative of a non-profit
Location: South Sound



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