Author: Cristal Espinosa

Wow, how the time has flown. I can not believe my time here at Cape Lookout National Seashore is over. The sadness still has not hit me, but I know I will miss this park dearly. I have made so many great friends and experienced...

My shift on July 10th started just like any other day. Fellow turtle intern Rachel and I were conducting sea turtle patrol on our ATVs. We drove 5 miles north to the tip of the island, to begin traversing south. I was not paying much...

When looking into some potential ideas for my research project, I found that the unique barrier islands and amenities of Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO) provided for some really cool projects!Ultimately, I knew I wanted my project to incorporate sea turtle disorientations events. When sea...

My name is Cristal Espinosa and welcome to my blog! I completed my B.S. in Biological Sciences at Florida International University in 2019 as a first-generation college student. I am currently a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University completing my M.S. in Environmental Science, focused...