Shark Feet (about me)
blogging as Shark Feet
This blog was created to share my experiences at sea with my students in Guam and other interested individuals. This page is one of my last entries into the blog. I have been at sea for 4 weeks now and I’ve loved every minute of it. As we near the end of the cruise, I have mixed emotions―part of me is anxious to return home and part of me doesn’t want this experience to end. I have learned so much, had so much fun and I’ve made 42 new friends.
I’ve lived and taught on Guam for 20 years. I teach marine biology at the best public high school on Guam, George Washington High. What could be better than teaching marine biology on a tropical paradise island?
I have been very fortunate in being able to experience ocean exploration and to share it with my students. In 2003, I spent 7 weeks at sea; 6 weeks studying the blue mud volcanoes between the Mariana Islands and the Mariana Trench and 1 week on the backarc exploring hydrothermal vents. In May of 2009, I was aboard the Research Vessel Kilo Moana when it took the Remotely Operated Vehicle Nereus to the Challenger Deep, the deepest spot in the Mariana Trench. On this cruise, I am with NOAAs Teacher At Sea Program.