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Sena Tay

  • Sena Tay Undergrad NOAA-EPP LMRCSC  Undergraduate Graduate
    B.S., Marine Science
    Savannah State University


    In May of 2020, Sena Tay earned her second B.S. degree in Marine Sciences at Savannah State University (SSU) after having completed a B.S. in Environmental Policy from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Sena worked in Dr. Tara Cox's lab where she is assessed the prevalence of persistent organic pollutants in the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Savannah River estuary.


    Sena is continuing the work on her project with Dr. Cox and and is now pursuing her master's degree in Marine Sciences at SSU. Upon completing her graduate studies, she plans to pursue her doctoral degrees and focus her on research interests in environmental toxicology.


    Academic Advisor: Dr. Tara Cox 


    Publications/Presentations

    1. Tay, S. and T. Cox. (2020). Aroclor 1268 in the blubber of common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus near the Savannah River Estuary. Presented at Savannah State University Annual Research Day. April 2020. Poster Presentaion
    2. Tay, S. & Kaltenberg, A. (2019). Seasonality of the Gulf Stream current velocity off Cape Hatteras, NC. Presentation at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in Washington D.C. Feb. 2019.
    3. Tay, S., and A. Kaltenberg. (2019). Seasonality of the Gulf Stream current velocity off Cape Hatteras, NC. Poster presentation
    4. Presented poster at Savannah State University Research day, April 2, 2019


  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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