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Blake Hocker

Blake Hocker
Position at AIO: 
teacher of oceanography
Number of Summers Working at AIO: 
3 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 will be joining us for the beginning of the 2018 summer for his 3rd year.   During this past year, he earned his Master's in Environmental Science from the University of N. Carolina and had received his B.S. 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.”