Greenville, S.C. (October 2, 2013) – Greenville resident Brandon Formanack, a junior biology major at Bob Jones University, served as a marine biology intern at Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Fla. this summer.
Formanack worked daily with Bottlenose dolphins, Rough-toothed dolphins, California sea lions, African black-footed penguins and stranded sea turtles. His responsibilities included water testing, water quality control, diet preparation and assisting in animal husbandry and training.
Additionally, he hosted poolside dolphin interaction programs for guests. During these guest visits, he maintained control of the dolphin, educated the guests and allowed them to interact with the dolphin.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to use the gifts and knowledge God gave me,” said Formanack. “The internship provided great experience and helped confirm my pursuit of this career field.”