Jennica Castillo

Jennica Castillo

Former Undergraduate

B.S. Biological Science with concentration in Marine Biology 2015

Jennica worked on a project focusing on how different restoration techniques of the native oyster, Ostera Lurida, affected epifaunal diversity. She examined epifaunal samples that were collected from different oyster beds restored in 2010 in Newport Bay.  These sample were sieved into 1mm samples and 300mm samples, then sorted out into categories: Nematodes, Polychatetes, Oilgochaetes, Arthopodes, Tanaids, and Ostracods. She was also responsible for the feeding in several 50 gallon aquariums primarily containing invertebrates.

Jennica presented the results of her research as an oral presentation to the Zacherl lab in Fall 2015, and may present at an upcoming conference this year. She graduated in December 2015. Jennica is currently pursuing a career as an Aquarist and works at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.