Service-Learning Internship 2015: Department of Natural Resources
Authors: Margaret Wheat Sponsor:
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. C. Tate Holbrook
Community Partner: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
For my internship, I worked with the Department of Natural Resources mainly on the Research Vessel Anna. Here, I helped with the monthly trawl survey around Jekyll, St. Simons, Cumberland, and Savannah. On the trawl survey, we collected a great deal of data on the different types of shrimp found off the Georgia Coast, particularly Brown and White Shrimp. My main responsibilities were testing the water quality at each station as well as helping to identify the species we caught. When I was not on The Anna, I was also able to help out with other projects around the DNR such as a Gill Net survey and different classroom excursions. Working with the DNR helped me to increase my knowledge of the different marine species in Georgia and why they are important to coastal ecosystems.