Amy Jeffries

Marine Biology Student, Scientific Intern
Amy Jeffries

About Amy

My name is Amy, I am 19 years old and am originally from London, England but moved to Cornwall 6 years ago in order to pursue my dreams of living and working by the coast. I am at present studying for my bachelor’s degree in marine biology at the University of Exeter, and after this I am hoping to complete a master’s degree focussing on animal behaviour’s in marine megafauna.

I found out about the volunteer programme from a peer at university who was a client of Marine Dynamics a couple of years ago, however I also applied to the internship via an email subscription website as I had been constantly searching for any programmes that included sharks, rays and cetaceans for ages. My reasons for applying to this scientific internship are that I would like to further my knowledge and experiences within in the field whilst carrying out my studies and one of my main interests with the field are migration, distribution and behaviour in marine vertebrates, specifically elasmobranches and Dyer island and shark alley are hotspots for Great White Shark activity and are great ecosystems to achieve this!

Travelling across the globe for the first time on my own to be a part of the  Marine Dynamics Academy was a daunting experience but one I would not change for anything, as it has pushed me out of my comfort zone and is allowing me to experience working with incredible, yet misunderstood species alongside an amazing team and like-minded people.

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