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Hi my name is Katharine (Katha)  Conklin, I am a Senior in the Marine Biology Research Program (MBRP), at the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School.   I am also the phytoplankton specialist in our after school program Harbor SEALS. In the past harbor seals has worked for the EPA and now we currently work with CIVITAS.  And that's how I started learning about phytoplankton and how to identify them.  I have competed in the cities biggest science fair: the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.  And I am about to start college at Roger Williams University with marine biology as my major.  I plan on continuing my research with phytoplankton while in college.