Matt Everett, an undergraduate at Northeastern University, spent a six-month co-op (extended internship) with Taylor Sakmar and Bret Grasse in MBL’s Cephalopod Operations program. Everett was given an independent project to pursue: Figure out how to raise the Lesser Pacific Striped Octopus (Octopus chierchiae), which had never been cultured in captivity before. He relished the challenge!
By Tim Briggs
Growing up, Marine Biology student Matt Everett always knew he wanted to be a scientist, and he always knew he wanted to break new ground. Discovering something no one had ever known before, paving new ground in science was a driving force behind his career choice.
In his co-op at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), he’s doing just that. Read more …
Photo: Matt Everett and a California Two Spot octopus in one of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s outreach tanks. Credit: Tim Briggs