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Pike Spector

Pike Spector

2019 California Sea Grant Fellow

Pike Spector received a Master's in 2018 in Biology from San Diego State University where he focused on quantifying productivity in kelp forests from Monterey to Baja California. Pike's main interests in the marine environment are related to ecosystem functioning, anthropogenic disturbances, fishery ecology, and the interface between stakeholders and resource managers. Pike is no stranger to working with federal agencies; in the summer of 2015 Pike served as the National Park Service intern with the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society®. In fact, Pike has participated on research dives on 7 of the 8 Channel Islands with both the US Geological Survey and the NPS! Aside from gaining a lot of subtidal experience as an undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz, where he earned a B.S. in Marine Biology, Pike also spent a year as a groundfish fishery observer in California where he worked as both a biologist and a de facto liason between fishers and resource managers. Not only does Pike enjoy actively engage with stakeholders and the general public, he also enjoys developing media to raise awareness about marine-related issues. Pike enjoys sharing his skills and experience with Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary as the 2019 California Sea Grant fellow, working on education and outreach projects, supporting the sanctuary advisory council, and assisting with the management plan revision process.

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