For interns at the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, hands-on experience means feeding octopi and shark by hand. They also journey to Apalachee Bay to collect sea critters to be used by teachers and researchers across the country. Their internship duties also include the many tasks they perform at the lab, from sea turtle rescue to leading tours. The experience not only increases their skill set, but also exposes them to new potential career paths. Part of the "EcoAdventures in North Florida" series.