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NCCOS Intern Places Third for Poster Presentation at NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program Presentation Week

Kelvin Raiford, a summer intern of NOAA’s Educational Partnership Program (EPP), presented his poster on cetacean sightings at EPP’s Student Scholarship Presentation Week and won third prize for his poster entitled, “A Biogeographic Assessment Off North/Central California: A GIS Analysis of Cetacean Sightings.” Kelvin is a geography major at North Carolina Central University in Durham and just completed his first of two summer internships with NCCOS. Over the last two months, Kelvin completed the ArcGIS tutorial and worked with scientists from NCCOS to develop maps of cetacean sightings and species richness; the sightings maps will be included in the Phase 2 Report of the Biogeographic Assessment off North/Central California, developed for NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary Program. He plans to return to school full-time and return to NCCOS in the summer of 2008.

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