Are you interested in under sea animals? Lisa studies them for a job. Listen to what he has to say to Caroline the Crab.
Caroline:What kind of marine biologist are you?
Lisa:I specialize in sea turtle behavior and visual processes.
Caroline:What kind of things do you do?
Lisa:I work on a sea turtle conservation program, I also do academic studies on sea turtles behavior, and I work with stranded marine animals.
Caroline:What kind of degree did you get in college?
Lisa:I have a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in marine biology. I also have a Master's degree.
Caroline:What is your favorite/least favorite part of the job?
Lisa:I love working with animals. I especially like the satisfaction I get when I know I'm helping an endangered species. The least favorite part is seeing all the harm humans do by leaving debris on the beach and in the water that cause animals to get sick, tangled up, and die.
Caroline:What do you think about Water World?
Caroline:Oh geeze. My mistake. I mean SEA World. Hehe.
Lisa:I have good and bad feelings about sea world. Good: It served a great purpose to educate many people who would never have the chance to see marine organisms. They do great rehabilitation work, and they have some good research going on there. Bad: In the day of ecotourism, we don't need a park like Sea World to educate us. I don't agree on keeping animals for our amusement. Whales and other creatures have complex social systems, and it is not ethical to "take" an animal from its pod for our entertainment. These whales are intelligent creatures which should not be housed in tanks. They need the simulation of the open sea. I know the trainers do their very best to treat these animals properly, but I hope the days of marine parks ends within this decade. With the Keiko, the Free Willy whale, soon to be rehabilitated for release, it will be a very interesting day to see if once captive whales can be set free, and live once again in the ocean. Sorry for my drawn out lecture.
Caroline:No problem. Do you have anything else you'd like to add?
Lisa:No, I think you covered everything.
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