#nationalparkservice Tag

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...

Did you know that there are multiple species of buttercup (genus Ranunculus)? We have a handful of native buttercup species here in Washington State; however, I believe a lot of people consider them weeds. Even so, I think they are very eye-catching little flowers. Pictured...

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...

Greetings from the North Cascades National Park! My name is Julia Dahlquist and I have gotten an amazing opportunity to be a Natural Resource Management Assistant here in the North Cascades. Photo of Julia Dahlquist at Boulder River Trail outside of Arlington, WA I studied at...

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....

The Basinwide Systematic Surveys are still underway! If you haven’t read my last blog post detailing the first step of our current survey process, I recommend it for an in-depth explanation! For those who haven’t, our basinwide systematic survey process begins with habitat typing, which...

The historic Point Reyes Lighthouse, a popular attraction at the park. Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Deja Olumba, and I am currently a junior at Texas A&M studying Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. I am very lucky to be spending this summer as...