Sharilyn Kennedy


Sharilyn Kennedy is currently working on her Masters of Science in Aquatic Toxicology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her thesis is on chemical contaminants contributing to the decline of the endangered American eel. Sharilyn completed her B.Sc. with honours from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Freshwater Biology in 2005. During this time she participated in field courses in New Brunswick and Barbados where she examined oceanography, tropical marine biology and aquatic toxicology. In her forth year She worked as a toxicology lab technician performing biological sampling, animal husbandry and PCB analysis of rainbow trout thyroid. Excluding Canada, She has completed dives in Malaysia, Japan, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Italy and Barbados. She has enjoyed snorkelling in Belize and on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Sharilyn also conducted research in the aquatic ecology lab at Queen’s where she performed extensive identification of zooplankton species and invasive species of the Great Lakes watershed. Sharilyn currently resides in Kingston Ontario where she is the resident field biologist for Dr. Kenn Feigelman’s Deep/Quest2 Expeditions' team. Here she is responsible for developing and conducting field trips to Cuba, Florida and Mexico.

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