I'm excited to be learning how to use programming and modelling software to represent how the physical and biological variables interact over time.
I will also be collecting oceanographic data in Kachemak Bay by participating in monthly oceanographic cruises which involves learning how to use (very expensive) sampling equipment. She has been invited to join her SBB internship host, Lee Post, on another killer whale articulation project, this time in California!
I'm thrilled to be back in Homer for the summer and I'm excited to be working in the balance of oceanographic (physical) data and whale (biological) data.
I'm quite interested in biology but I'll be piecing together the interactions of how physical environmental drivers impact whale distribution and movement.
Sam is currently a member of the U of T Trash Team, where she spends her free time cleaning up local shorelines and participating in community outreach.
I studied marine biology and chemistry during my undergraduate degree at UNC-Wilmington in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Overall this film was even more of a challenge than any film I've worked on as a cinematographer.
Sam Athey is currently a Ph D student at the University of Toronto with a focus in environmental chemistry.
I think in total is may have been close to twenty people working on this film.
As for the production status of the film, it's still getting some tweaks made and a final sound mix done.