A Water-loving Boricua

Hola mi gente!

My name is Alexandra Verdeja-Perez and this August I will be interning with Mosaics in Science and doing research in Biscayne National Park. In the park, I will be working with several monitoring projects such as sea …

Alex Verdeja Perez

My name is Alexandra Verdeja Perez and I am a graduating senior at Purdue University in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, with a minor in Wildlife Sciences. I am from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and I am interested in this program because …

Keying In #7: Christine In!

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 …

Nature holds the key

Last week I mentioned some of the perks of federal employment generally. This week, I’ll show you one of the perks specific to this office. The South Florida/Caribbean Monitoring and Inventory Network offices are located in what used to be …

Keying In #6: Update!

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 …

Where People Come Together

In a previous post I talked about how cool it is that government agencies are the keeper of so much information about everything, including natural resources. And often, with a little looking around, you’ll find that so much of that …

100,000 Wading Birds

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 …