Dr. Christian Heesch is a recent graduate with a Ph.D. in Marine Biology. He vividly recalls the majestic appearance of whales in the 1993 movie “Free Willy”. This movie was an inspiration in his decision to become an active member in the New York Whale and Dolphin League.
The tragic accident that left 12 dead, and 8 rescued, involved a pod of dolphins. On Saturday, January 13, 2007, the dolphins became trapped in an East Hampton cove. At first, the dolphins seemed healthy to the thousands of people that flocked to the site, eager to catch a view of these amazing creatures.
Within one day, rescue efforts to save the dolphins were in full swing. Unfortunately, the failure of rescue attempts left four of the pod of dolphins dead. By Friday, the death toll of the dolphins rose up to nine, and the grim reality of this event caused heartbreak to thousands. The aftermath of the accidental entrapment took 12 lives in the end but left 8 rescued and returned safely to open waters.
No one knows for sure was caused the dolphins to come so close to shore, perhaps they were looking for food. The depleting food source of the ocean waters has become a serious issue over the years. The reduced numbers of plankton caused by Global warming affect oceans all over the world.
Dr. Christian Heesch realizes the importance of protecting and improving the environment through his work as a marine biologist. He actively supports the efforts of the New York Whale and Dolphin League in their campaign to save these endangered species.
Dr. Christian Heesch earned his Ph.D. in marine biology from The State University of New York at Stony Brook. An extraordinary marine biologist, a little bit tongue in cheek, we should ask whether perhaps he is a genius. His messy desk is one signifier, but let’s take a closer look at the common traits most geniuses seem to possess.
The most common signs of a genius are the following:
Geniuses are curious about everything. They want to understand everything from outer space to the bottom of the ocean. Their curiosity knows no limit. They always want to know the “why” and the “how” in everything they research.
A genius enjoys reading. Readers are sometimes perceived as nerds, but in reality, reading is the greatest tool we have for gaining knowledge. Geniuses enjoy spending their time with their face in a book because they are able to learn new things. They find the answers to the questions in their mind through reading.
A genius loves a good mental challenge. Geniuses love learning about new things and part of the learning process is having your knowledge tested.
They tend to forget things. Forgetting things is a sign of a genius. Intellectuals tend to be preoccupied with other things. Forgetfulness is the sign of a brilliant mind.
They talk to themselves. Talking to yourself helps to improve your memory. When you speak to yourself out loud it re-enforces ideas and it will become easier to remember. It is easier to maintain your train of thought when you speak loudly to yourself.
Dr. Heesch demonstrates his extraordinary ability to achieve success in everything he does. From researching microscopic organisms to hiking the most intimidating trails, he loves anything that involves a challenge.
His insatiable curiosity as a child is what led him into the world of science and the study of organisms in the earth’s waters. He is often spotted in the cafeteria with a book in one hand and a meatball hoagie in the other.
His assistant in his lab has a spare set of keys to his car and office, in an effort to save time every day, as she continuously notices him struggling to remember where the heck he put his keys.
The colleges of Dr. Christian Heesch often turn around, not wanting to disrupt the meeting behind his laboratory door, only to realize later, he was talking to himself. He may secretly be one of the cleverest creatures on the planet, having more brain power than the average person. True geniuses do have similarities in their genetics.