My summer project at Biscayne National Park will be calculating which fish species, if any, have the most fishing violations. This study will focus on what is happening inside the park, therefore I will use creel surveys conducted by BNP. New fishing regulations were put into...

The mangrove coastline with a visible seagrass bed just south of Convoy Point My first week at the park, well, it has been eventful! I had the opportunity to do a couple of creel surveys. Many of the people fishing were nice and cooperated with me...

Hi, my name is Fiorella Fernandez (Fio for short!) and I am excited to start working as Natural Resources intern at Biscayne National Park! I look forward to contributing to the park by assisting with different data collection and conservation projects. One of my main...

Hello friends, I only have around two weeks left of this summer internship. Next week I'll be leaving for Washington DC to present as a DHA intern, I'll come back here to Homestead for my final week, and then I'm off to go back home to...

Dear reader, I'm glad you haven't gotten bored of my blogs yet. So far, I've made it half way through my internship in Biscayne National Park. I feel incredibly blessed to be experiencing first hand the wonders of working as marine biologist do.As opposed to going on...

Hello friends! The Florida Keys are composed of ancient coral reefs. Although some of the keys have been developed, Biscayne's main keys: Boca Chita, Elliot Key, and Adams Key remain a safe haven for marine wildlife. In the 1950's, Biscayne's keys became a popular destination for...

Hi friends, Glad you’re back! My main project for the summer consists of doing different things to better manage natural resources inside Biscayne National Park. As a natural resource management assistant, I am responsible of conducting creel surveys in the Homestead Bayfront and Black Point marinas. These...

Dear reader, First of all, I hope you understood my cheesy pun (In real time). Second of all, I'm so happy you're here! I've just embarked this journey as a Natural Resource Management Assistant Intern where I will learn more about our natural resources and how to better...