Aquariums and zoos often describe themselves as educational institutions. For example, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is part of the Audubon Nature Institute, which states as its mission: WeContinue reading
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, leftover fishing line can be a big problem in coastal communities throughout the United States and the world. Leftover line is nearly invisible to wildlife, who can getContinue reading
We approached the nest slowly, watching where we stepped on the white sand of the Emerald Coast dunes. There had been three eggs the day before, but only one chick and egg remained. The teamContinue reading
I shielded my eyes against the bright summer sun as I hopped out of the county vehicle. We are in the busy tourist season here on the Florida Panhandle, and I could hear the beach-goersContinue reading
Erika attends a Lionfish festival in Pensacola, Florida.
Erika photographs nesting Least Terns and Black Skimmers as they begin their nesting season.
On day 10, we experienced the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park which is administered by National Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority (NELHA). The park is a collection of 42 groups, which range from research andContinue reading
Erika catches local fish as part of a new Gulf to Table initiative.
A Great Blue Heron drives home the problem of plastic pollution.
Erika works on the inaugural material deployment for a new artificial reef.