Acadia Institute of Oceanography marine science camp
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Blake Hocker

Blake Hocker
Position at AIO: 
teacher of oceanography
Number of Summers Working at AIO: 
2 years
I'm from: 
West Virginia
Right now I live in: 
Wilmington, NC
My favorite area of study is: 
human and environmental dynamics
When I'm not at AIO, I spend the rest of the year: 
completing my master's degree in environmental studies

Blake Hocker joins us for his second summer.  Since he's in the process of finishing his thesis for his Master's in Environmental Science from the University of N. Carolina, he will only be here for the end of the summer this time. He also received his BS from UNC in Marine Biology. Besides his internships with Mote Marine, the NC Marine Fisheries and the Piney Point Aquaculture Center in Maryland, Blake has worked as a volunteer at the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center and the Maryland Zoo’s African Ungulates and Farm Center. Blake is SCUBA certified and works with several organizations including Stop Titan and the Surfrider Foundation. He is also the author of a children’s book, entitled “Turtle Tales.”