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Denali National Park is massive at six million acres of wild land. It was originally named Mt. McKinley National Park and was founded in 1917 as a wildlife preserve. Denali means “the great one” in Koyukon Athabaskan and it is North America’s tallest mountain at...

When I think of deserts I usually think about sand, sand, more sand, and A LOT of heat. I don’t usually think about rain or water or anything wet and cold. But these past two weeks out in the field made me rethink all of...

This is a quick post for puns and for emphasizing how cool birds are. I have been involved in MAPS monitoring and have learned how to take the birds out of the nets and hold them so they aren't hurt. MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity & Survivorship) This is a...

Sleeping with the fishes Nurse Shark. Photo cred: Nicholas C. Durgadeen In the image above is just one of the many fascinating sea animals you'll see at the Buck Island reef. The nurse shark in the image appears to be resting, while a team of scuba divers...

We all have faults, and so does Mammoth Cave (one of mine is using too many puns). Mammoth Cave is the longest known cave system in the world, currently at 420 miles, with much more to be explored and mapped. It is a geologic wonder. The...

Hey everyone! I’m back again and this time from an entirely different state! The Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory and Monitoring Network was asked to come to Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming to continue their work on a project that they helped set up in...

Songs of the Week: "Beautiful" by Snoop Dogg (feat. Pharrell and Uncle Charlie Williams) and "Drive" by Divino NiñoThe summer is wrapping up! As I reflect on the past two months, I think about how much fun I have had learning and getting to call...

(Songs of the Week: "Roddy" by Djo and "Topdown" by Channel Tres)Hey guys! The tundra is breathtaking! Every time I am up here, I try to appreciate the environment that I am in and take it all in. I don't think I'll ever get tired...

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...

Introduction As a data analyst major and a psychology minor, finding a way to incorporate my field of study into marine biology was definitely a challenge. I was too focused on setting aside my educational background and trying to learn a new subject that I had...