Meet our newest marine educator, Angel Seery. She's a graduate of Florida Institute of Technology with degrees in Marine Biology and Sustainability, and a big fan of reef fish!

Where are you from? 

I'm from Dexter, NY, which is a small town on Lake Ontario in the Thousand Islands region.

Where did you go to school and what did you study?

I went to Florida Institute of Technology where I studied Marine Biology with a Sustainability minor.

Favorite thing about working at Sanibel Sea School: 

I love that all of the classes are outside where the students are allowed to explore the ocean and discover creatures for themselves. It is one of the things that I believe really creates an impactful learning experience.

What do you like to do during your time off? 

During my time off I like to go to the beach, watch movies, snorkel or dive, and play with any pet or animal that will let me. I love animals.

Favorite sea creature: 

Well, it's hard to pick, but I really like reef fish. Especially sygnathids. I almost cried when I saw Pacific Seahorses in the Galapagos because I had never seen such big and colorful seahorses in the wild before.

What's the best music for a weekend at the beach? 

When I'm on the beach I usually just listen to the waves. #unplug

If you could visit any marine ecosystem on the planet, where would you go? 

I would definitely want to go diving on the diverse Indo-Pacific reefs and learn about endemic species from locals. One of my goals would be to see the extremes and everything in between - from tiny pygmy seahorses to large green humphead parrotfish.

Are there any other fun facts you'd like to share about yourself?

I am fascinated by the rest of the world and can't wait to experience more of it.  I've traveled to a few places on this side of the globe so far, but my list of places to travel is much longer than the list of places I've been.