Molly McGovern (UNH; Environmental Conservation Studies)
Mentor: Alyson Eberhardt, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems/Coastal Research Volunteers
Molly worked alongside Myrilla Hartkopf, the UNH Cooperative Extension/N.H. Sea Grant Coastal Habitat Restoration intern, on citizen science and community-based habitat restoration projects. Molly's projects included field surveys and planning for a riparian buffer restoration at the Sagamore-Hampton golf course (North Hampton, N.H.), glass eel monitoring on the Oyster River (Durham, N.H.), a pre-restoration fish survey at Lubberland Creek (Newmarket, N.H.) and community-based sand dune restoration in Hampton and Seabrook, N.H., and Plum Island, Mass.
Megan Peavey (UNH; Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology)
Mentors: Michael Chambers and Gabriela Bradt, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Megan worked with Michael on integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) of rainbow trout, blue mussels and seaweed at the UNH aquaculture site off the coast of the Coastal Marine Lab in New Castle, N.H. With Gabby, Megan worked on a project focusing on the European green crab (Carcinus maenas) to better understand molting behavior and look for morphological cues for molting in hopes of creating something similar to the blue crab soft shell industry. She also participated in microplastics monitoring and marine debris cleanup on Appledore Island.