Author: James Puentes

Have you ever wanted to test the limits of your body and enhance it through the experiences you went through to complete a job? Well say no more!! Scientific free diving is the job for you! Muscle training, thought-provoking, air conservation, and teamwork are all...

Marker buoy with dive flag showing where divers are underwater One of FWIMP's team members, Mike, performing fish identification surveys at approximately 20 ft depths Industrial size ice box to be removed by the FWIMP team on one of the next marine debris days When it comes to...

Besides my exciting adventures out on the water, assisting the resource management department's weekly tasks, I have also started my project on land, surveying the Homestead Bayfront Marina's anglers about their day, catches, regulation education, and satisfaction. To summarize the objectives and definition of these...

Sea turtle nest watching, mooring buoy retrieval and replacements, creel surveys, meeting my coworkers, and getting to know my roommate. A quick sentence summary of what my first week at Biscayne National Park has consisted of will now be separated into separate parts: On the way...

Hello everyone! My name is James Puentes and this summer I’ll be working as a biology assistant at Biscayne National Park in Homestead, Florida. I’m ecstatic for the next three months of helping environmentalists, biologists, educators, and ecologists conduct their research whilst conducting my own....