Biscayne

01 August 2019 I just gave my summer project presentation in the Biscayne National Park headquarters’ conference room! It was a great way to practice for my next presentation in DC. In a nutshell, I completed a lot of data analysis from reef-fish visual census surveys within...

? Lobster mini season is a very popular 2-day event in Florida every last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July. At this time, the public is allowed to (recreationally) lobster hunt before the 8-month regular lobster season (August 6 to March 31). The Florida Fish...

Christine Louis-Jacques, a Project Manager with the Greening Youth Foundation, was able to come for a site visit last Friday (12 July). Along with three other biologists, we started the cloudy day off with sea turtle nest surveys on two beaches. The first nest of the...

11 July 2019 With only about three weeks left, here’s a quick update on my project and learning experience overall. I’ve now completed analyses on snappers, groupers, and wrasse and am now working on barracuda, triggerfish, and filefish ? In my 4th blog I showed an example occupancy graph,...

About once a week I have been fortunate enough to tag along on sea turtle nest surveys. I wrote a little bit more about the details here. As of the 2nd of July, 4 nests and 14 false crawls have been found!  While we were looking for...

One of the Vital Signs monitored by the SFCN that I mentioned last week are Colonial Waterbirds. Birds have been a staple of Everglades ecosystem monitoring since long before our national parks were even established. In the late 1800’s, millions of birds per year were killed for the use...

I’m about halfway through my summer now and the number one thing I’ve learned is persistence. Science is such a different thing than schooling. In school, the right answer is known. In science, it’s not. The data I’m working with represent the first time that colonial waterbirds in...

? I just started my 4th week here at Biscayne already! Last week (5 June) I was able to drive down to Marathon, FL and learn how to better work with the RVC (reef visual census) surveys, specifically for Biscayne National Park, from an expert:...