March 11, 2014

Peer Review: Alexis Mandon ’15 Studies Seals at Shoals

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By KATHLEEN BITTER

While many Cornell students spend their summers in office spaces, Alexis Mandon ’15 had a different kind of work environment for last summer. Mandon spent her summer studying Harbor and Grey seals at Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island, Maine.

Mandon said she has had a love for Shoals Marine Lab since before she arrived at Cornell. In summer 2010 she took a marine environmental science course for high school students at Shoals.

“I always liked turtles, so that got me into marine science,” she said.

Courtesy of ALexis Mandon ’15Summer at Shoals | Alexis Mandon ’15 spent last summer at Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island, ME studying populations of Grey and Harbor seals on nearby Duck Island.

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