Thanks to an excellent team of professors in the ESRM department I graduated this May with my B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management. I am thankful for their guidance and am excited for the next steps in my research as well as my graduate career!
Last Saturday I was able to present my undergraduate project at SCAS at USC. It was exciting and nerve racking. I got to hear a lot of very interesting presentations on marine pollution and other interesting research.
Went out to Anacapa Island this weekend to finish up my advanced open water certification with Ventura Dive. Next stop scientific dive school in Long beach!
This last week we tried some different solutions for dissolving crab tissue and shells so that we might “float” our plastics out to save time when looking for plastics. We are tweaking the methods used in the Claessens et al 2013 paper. We are having to tweak because they fried all of the fibers from the samples. I will have more updates later in the week.