Today, Professor Tracey Rogers visited Year 5 at Our Lady of Good Counsel School. She talked about what inspired her to be a scientist and she also talked about the animals and herself.
Professor Tracey Rogers has been a zoo keeper taking care of different kinds of seals and doing the shows. A few years later, she wanted to be a marine biologist. Professor Rogers went to the University of New South Wales where she learnt how to be a scientist.
When Professor Rogers went to Antarctica, her Russian ship got stuck in the ice.When she got to Antarctica, she learnt about the different kinds of seals and penguins and what they ate. She found out that the seals were eating lots of krill. She found that out by taking a seal's whisker and researching what the seal had eaten.
When Professor Rogers was in Queensland she dived with crocodiles. She said that she had been to Antarctica 12 times. She also found out that global warming is changing Antarctica.