Jake Levine (UNH; Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology)
Mentors: Gabriela Bradt and Michael Chambers, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Jake worked with Gabby on an improved edible seaweed identification booklet for those who are interested in adding the "vegetables of the sea" to their everyday meals. Once completed, this booklet will contain basic information on up to 18 common edible seaweed species along the New Hampshire coastline. He also worked with Michael on the construction of a tumble culture tank for the growth of Gracilaria and Ulva and the improvement of a kelp incubation tank at the Coastal Marine Lab in New Castle, N.H.
Kendall Young (UNH; Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology)
Mentor: Alyson Eberhardt, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems/Coastal Research Volunteers
Kendall worked with Alyson on a variety of activities with the Coastal Research Volunteers including dune restoration and eel monitoring. She worked in the dunes at Hampton, Salisbury and Plum Island doing both community outreach and restoration and implementing an experiment she designed to look at dune plant growth. She also worked on a project assisting the Sagamore-Hampton Golf course obtain certification under the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf by monitoring the water quality at the golf course and planting stream buffers to reduce nutrient and sediment inputs.