Episode 20: Camrin Braun- Oceanographer
Camrin Braun is fascinated by the marine life of our planet. In 2010, he joined a team of experts who employ cutting edge techniques to understand the ecology of the world’s most important fish.
Since then, he has been elected a National Geographic Young Explorer and become a member of the Explorer’s Club. His expeditions have ranged from sailing the remote Pacific to understand coral reefs to tagging sharks in Sudan.
He is now pursuing his doctoral degree in Oceanography at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where he explores the relationship between the movements of large, open ocean fish and the physical, chemical, and biological environment they inhabit.
On this episode we discuss:
- How Camrin fell in love with the ocean.
- The science behind fish tagging.
- The biggest misconception people have about the ocean.
- The type of tools Camrin uses to study the ocean.
- Camrin’s favorite stories from his work as an oceanographer.
- Why Mako sharks are Camrin’s favorite marine animal.