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2006 Finalists

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Almas Abdulla

Nicholas Anthony

Shalila Baena

Aaron Burrows

Joseph Church

David Cohn, III

Amy David

Isabella Dominguez

Cyanna Skye Edwards

Erin Edwards

Shilpi Ganguly

Jack Grundy

Anthony Hennig

Jacob Hurwitz

Otana Jakpor

Taylor Jones

Theo Jones

Nolan Kamitaki

Manpreet Kaur

Sophie Klimcak

Nicholas Lemp

Jason Lloyd

Mikael Matossian

Collin McAliley

Jayleen McAlpine

Kushal Naik

Theresa Oei

William Pete

Lindsey Precht

Mackensie Quade

Radhika Rawat

Philip Ricker

Michael Sewell

Aarthi Shankar

David Tao

Jayne Thompson

Paige Thompson

Joel Tinker

Trevor van Voorthuijsen

Scott Yu

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Lindsey enjoys collecting shells and making jewelry. She also plays multiple sports, including soccer and volleyball. Lindsey would love to become a veterinarian someday because she has "a passion for animals and would take much pride in saving their lives."
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Lindsey learned from her father, a marine biologist, about threats such as algal blooms that damage coral reefs worldwide. One reason for algal blooms is a decrease in the species that consume algae. Because the sea urchin Eucidaris tribuloides is known to consume algae, Lindsey wondered whether this species could replace other algae eaters that have been lost. To be a suitable replacement, this sea urchin should prefer algae to other foods.
 
To test the urchin's food preference, Lindsey gave groups of urchins measured daily amounts of sea grass, algae, or a sea grass–algae mixture. After each 24-hour period, she removed the food and measured how much was left. Lindsey discovered that the urchins ate three to four times as much sea grass as they did algae, making them an unsuitable replacement for other algae-eating species.
 

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