Marina Metić is NAMMCO’s new intern. She comes from Croatia but has lived in Norway for the past two years. She fell in love with the sea and marine mammals, particularly whales, as a kid and since then her mind was set on studying these creatures, who they are, where they live and how to protect them. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marine science at Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia, and a master’s degree in biology from the University of Bergen, Norway. While studying, she learned about conservation biology and realised that that branch of science is for her. For her master’s project, she investigated temporal and spatial variations in body condition of harbour porpoises along the Norwegian coastline, as well as the implications of such differences for this species.
She hopes that her time at NAMMCO will help her learn more about how research results are implemented in real life, in conservation efforts and policy making. Ultimately, she wants to contribute to furthering the knowledge, understanding, and conservation of all marine resources.
In her spare time, she loves to relax with a cup of tea or coffee and a good book or movie. She enjoys exploring nature and is looking forward to seeing everything northern Norway has to offer, from snowy winter to polar nights illuminated by northern lights.