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JCU Student - professional placement
BSc - Marine Biology
Darcie grew up in the small country town of Stanthorpe QLD, and moved 18 hours away to Townsville in 2018 to study Marine Biology, with a minor in conservation. Darcie has been volunteering at the James Cook University Turtle Research Facility since the start of 2019, where she assists with the husbandry and care of Green Sea turtles and Hawksbill turtles. She has been doing volunteer work for the fish and fisheries lab since July 2019. Darcie is currently doing her professional placement with the lab and is working on a project to determine the pattern of shark bite clusters across Australia. The project aims to determine if shark bites predominately occur in clusters, and if so do these clusters travel in a wave from Western Australia across the Australian Bight and up the east coast. Darcie is mainly interested in the area of shark conservation research and hopes to expand her knowledge and understanding during placement about the roles of
sharks in the marine environment, how sharks interact with people in their environment and how this can be used to better educate the public, and the conservation efforts in place for sharks.