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 earlier blog posts. now that brings me to what am i doing now?
After graduation I got hired from a contracting company as an agent for National Marine Fisheries Service. I'm working in Dutch Harbor, Alaska as a North Pacific Groundfish Observer. I'm basically a Fisheries Biologist collecting, maintaining, and distributing data for scientific, management, and regulation compliance purposes in the Gulf of Alaska and the Eastern Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands. I work 3 months at a time on boats/plants/processors in Alaska collecting biological samples that NMFS and NOAA uses to manage the fisheries up here. I'm currently one month into my contract and so far its great! Everything is paid for Room/Board/Flights plus I'm getting paid a good amount of money per day for a job right out of college. This is a great job for an adventurous person!! Not very many people get to live on or see the Aleutian Islands. I plan on doing this job for a couple years with a few months break in between contracts.
I hope everything is going well in Missouri and with all the new Marine Biology classes...If anyone wants to see pictures from Alaska just facebook me.. I don't have internet very much but I try to update as much as possible. If anyone has any questions about marine biology or anything related feel free to ask and I will answer!! ill be back in town in November so maybe ill sit in on a class or two!
Good luck on the New Year!!