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Colt Snapp
  • 29, Male
  • Dutch Harbor, AK
  • United States
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High School:
Benton High School
My favorite subject during the regular school day is:
Marine Ecology
Extracurricular activities I am involved in at school:
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network
S.A.L.T. Camp Counselor
TAMUG Junior Yell Leader
Checking Crew
TAMUG Student Ambassador
Biology Supplemental Instructor
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Volunteer
NRCC Intern (National Resource Center for Cephlapods)
STFERL (Sea Turtle and Fisheries Ecology Research Lab) Volunteer
MARB/MARF Representative
Student Government Association
My interests (other than school) are:
Nature Photography, Driving, Swimming, Snorkeling, Exploring, Adventures, Off-Roading, Kayaking, Camping, Clubbing, Beach Bumming, Hiking, Sailing, Geo caching, Volleyball, Frisbee, Racquetball, Soccer, Running, Inner-tube Water Polo, Basketball, Football

Who Am I...A Little Intro

I know some of you already...for the others I have no clue.

I'm going to give you a little insight on who I am...My Journey into the field of Marine Biology began when I took the Marine Biology class while attending Benton High School. I took the class my Junior and Senior year, the reason while I took both years was due to a very unfortunate accident. To my knowledge I'm the only person to be injured while on the trip to Andros Island. My knee vigorously went through a snorkel mask, and I had to get massive stitches in a very shady hospital that didn't look very clean. Besides this accident the class really opened my eyes to something I really love to do. I knew after the second trip Marine Biology was really something I wanted to do.

After Graduating in 2006, I attend Texas A&M University located in Galveston, TX where I'm currently pursuing a degree in Marine Biology with a minor in Anthropology. At First I was scared to leave the state to attend college, but now that I look back I'm so happy I decided to be here for college. While here I have had many different opportunities dealing with many parts of Marine Biology such as research, education and conservation.

The Opportunities/Research I have done while in college......

STFERL (Sea Turtle and Fisheries Ecology Research Lab) Volunteer

My freshman year I participated in field research dealing with the migrations of Green, Kemps Ridley and Loggerhead sea turtles off the Texas Coast and in Texas Estuaries. We captured and satellite tagged these turtles and currently are researching there migration patterns using GPS technology along the Texas Coast. The current GPS track can be found at seaturle.org

Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network Volunteer

I'm currently a Member of this organization which my primary responsibility is to help with Necropsy's of dolphins who died while stranding themselves. I also am trained to rehabilitated any injured or sick dolphins.

NOAA Sea Turtle Research

I have worked with many different Research labs for NOAA, but my biggest project to date has been working to examine if Shark Buoys used in long line fishing would in fact detour sea turtles from feeding off the lines so that they would not get hooked or tangled in the lines. Again working with Green and Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles

Sea World San Antonio

Over the past summer I worked at Sea World San Antonio for the Resident Camp Program. I was in charge of educating kids on all the different areas of Sea World including guiding them through the penguin exhibit, and Birdhouse exhibit. I also taught the high school kids about training Sea Lions, Dolphins and Beluga Whales. I had opportunities to be around these animals everyday and learned how to feed and take care of them, basically all husbandry parts of the job.

National Resource Center for Cephlapods

I'm currently in charge of aquaculture dealing with cephlapods, cuttlefish, and squid. We help to raise these inverts for future research dealing with cancer drugs and medicines and also sell them to many different aquariums around the world

As you can tell I have been pretty busy, but I love what I do so I continue to do it day end and day out!

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It's Been Awhile..... Now in Alaska

Wow so its been awhile since I have updated this blog... I don't know a lot of the people on here anymore... let me quick introduce myself to some of the people who might not know me... I'm Colt Snapp, a 2006 graduate of Benton High School and was part of the 2005 and 2006 Marine Biology Classes. I recently graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in Marine Biology. I have been through many internships and jobs through my college career which you can read about on my…

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Posted on August 6, 2011 at 10:03am — 3 Comments

Senior Year...Another Year....

As I begin my senior year at Texas A&M, I have suddenly came to the realization I soon will be an adult. I have to enter the real world soon, but do I? I'm starting to look into graduate school dealing with Marine Sciences or Marine Mammal research. I have many options in my mind and not too sure what to do.



I create this blog post to congratulate the new marine biology class and hope for many memories to come the next year for each and every one of you. Through the class I came… Continue

Posted on August 20, 2009 at 8:50pm

Turtles!

I see all these blog posts on turtles and on the book...even though I don't have the book I will express my feelings on turtles..



When I started my Major I always thought turtles were boring until I had the chance to work with them and I discovered there mysterious ways. They can be very fierce creatures, and very strong. They may look slow, but in fact are very fast animals. I have been cut, hit and had to run after turtles to keep track of them.



Here is how many of us it… Continue

Posted on September 20, 2008 at 9:39pm — 3 Comments

I'm Alive...and with power now!

I survived Ike.....I can officially say it now



I finally received power and cable in the house that I have been staying in. It has been seven days since I could sit and relax in air conditioning! Unfortunately Galveston, TX is still closed and now my school is officially moving all 2000 students to main campus on Texas A&M located in College Station. I will be attending there on Sep. 24th until who knows when....I have to start all my classes over and we are on a accelerated… Continue

Posted on September 20, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Here Ike Blows!

I don't know how much more time we will have power but I'll quickly update, I'm located 30 miles north of of Galveston, TX and I'm now experiencing wind gusts of 60 MPH. The hurricane is almost here only a couple hours away...looks like the eye of the hurricane will pass directly over me. I thought I would post a picture of what it looked like out side as of 7:00 PM when wind gusts were around 50 MPH.





Its going to be a long night I'll… Continue

Posted on September 12, 2008 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:42pm on August 24, 2009, Lauren King said…
That's cool. I'm interested in A&M for Marine Biology as a major...can you tell me some things about it?
At 1:40pm on August 22, 2009, Lauren King said…
Hey are you going to Texas A&M for the Marine Biology program?
At 11:06am on September 14, 2008, Sean Nash said…
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At 7:58pm on September 12, 2008, Erin Nash said…
Colt,
It is amazing to see everything you have participated in so far. All of your research projects sound so intriguing! On your last project, I was surprised to see shrimp included in your list. I really didn't know those were animals scientists were looking at for cancer research! Really interesting!
At 5:58pm on September 11, 2008, Sean Nash said…
Welcome! I am excited to get to hear more about your adventures on the Texas coast.
 
 
 

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