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Environmental Science Major Helps Restore Oyster Population With the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Michael Marinelli '19 is working to restore the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay with his internship at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Michael Marinelli '19

Video by Joe O'Neill

Forging new habitats for one of the Chesapeake's most pivotal species

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a large nonprofit that works toward a safer, healthier ecosystem for wildlife dependent on the Chesapeake Bay's waterways. Helping them advance their efforts is Michael Marinelli '19 (environmental science), who's spending his summer recreating the natural processes in which oysters clean and filter the water. 

"I think internships are super important, and this is my third one," says Marinelli. "With these internships, I've learned that I want to reach to be a full-on environmental scientist, and pursue a master's and Ph.D. in some sort of aquatic science to really work toward saving the bay, saving the ocean and saving the river so that everyone can thrive on it."

Learn more about internships at Dickinson.

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Published August 31, 2018