2011 American Academy of Underwater Sciences/Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Internship Report: Shannon Point Marine Center

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2011 American Academy of Underwater Sciences/Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Internship Report: Shannon Point Marine Center

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Title: 2011 American Academy of Underwater Sciences/Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Internship Report: Shannon Point Marine Center
Author: Walker, JM; Schwarck, NT
Abstract: From June 13th to August 18th Shannon Point Marine Center of Western Washington University hosted the 2011 American Academy of Underwater Sciences/Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Scientific Diving Internship in Anacortes, WA. The internship consisted of the following components: 1) general and specialized diving knowledge and skill development, 2) project specific dive training and assistance with diving research, and 3) introduction to scientific dive program management. The 2011 intern demonstrated expertise in all program areas by obtaining lead scientific diver status and additionally mastering the specialized knowledge and skill set of research tasks associated with the recovery of threatened pinto abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana. Also, by assisting the diving safety officer with dive program management, the intern was able to familiarize herself with the professional responsibilities of maintaining organizational membership with AAUS while balancing the needs and limitations of the institution.
Description: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10141
Date: 2011

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