Paige Harrison, Kingsmead Technology College, Staffordshire, 25-29th June 2012

Spending my week work experience with Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre was one of the best weeks I've ever had! I've always wanted to be a marine biologist so when I saw the chance of working with marine animals I took it. While I was there I saw a number of bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and a variety of seabirds. I learnt so many different facts and information about all the animals in New Quay. While I was there I did a number of different tasks but the most exciting part was when I was on one of the boat trips where I was lucky enough to see loads of bottlenose dolphins and quite a few Atlantic grey seals. The best part was when a bottlenose dolphin came right up close to the boat, swimming underneath us. I also enjoyed going rock pooling as it was really fun and I enjoyed searching for the different animals which were in the rock pools. I also enjoyed the land surveys as we had really good weather during my week so we were able to spot the bottlenose dolphins much more clearly and although we had a bit of a cold day on Friday the Musto coat I borrowed kept me really warm! Everyone was really helpful and explained to me clearly what I had to do. I hope to come down again in the summer to do some more volunteer work and hopefully again in the future. I would like to thank everyone who helped me and gave me the experience of a lifetime! I hope to see you all again soon.