Southeast Marine Biology Student Swims with Sharks

Southeast Marine Biology Student Swims with Sharks

Noah McCarter graduated from Southeast this past May, but the Byrnes Mill, Missouri, native takes a unique learning experience with him on his resume. In summer 2017, he got up close and personal with great whites as a support crew member with White Shark Africa, a shark cage diving and research company in Mossel Bay, South Africa. McCarter, a biology major, wildlife and conservation option, assisted with cage dives, research, and education.

“I heard about the internship through flyers posted in my plant biology class at Southeast,” he says. “I applied online and found out that I had been selected about a month later. Working with sharks has always been a dream of mine, so I cried when I found out I had been accepted.”

McCarter’s intern experience also included being in an episode of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

“The most important thing I gained from this internship was confidence. I did so many things all on my own, and getting to work and live in South Africa alongside beautiful animals and brilliant people was a dream come true.”

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