Jacob Flickinger

Texas A&M University at Galveston

 

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Howdy! Originally from Indiana, I graduated with a B.S. in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. After graduation, I spent the summer working in the Sea Turtle Care Center at the South Carolina Aquarium. I went on to spend another great summer serving as an AmeriCorps member at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. While sea turtles were the primary patients, I’ve also worked with freshwater turtles, tortoises, diamondback terrapins, alligators, snakes, and even birds. This past summer I returned to South Carolina where I worked with SCDNR out at Botany Bay Plantation conducting daily sea turtle nest patrols to monitor and protect the Loggerhead nests on the beach. A definite highlight was the hatchlings and sending the stragglers off on their journey to the sea! I couldn’t be happier to be back in Texas where I can continue to work with these awesome animals at Sea Turtle, Inc.!