Unformatted text preview: and migrations of sea turtles. She also coordinates the Statewide Nesting Beach Survey program which documents marine turtle nesting activity on the state’s 800 miles of coastline. The data are collected by a network of volunteers, government employees, and researchers. She views the best part of her job as observing turtles in the wild, particularly in their water habitats. She enjoys fieldwork that involves hands-on activities such as capture, tagging, and data collection. She would like students to know that there is still much to be learned in the field of biology, including that pertaining to marine turtles. There are new discoveries all the time that alter the way we understand these animals. A career in this field can be very rewarding....
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- Spring '11
- Green turtle, Leatherback turtle, Sea turtle, Hawksbill turtle, Marine Research Institute, Florida Marine Research