Carlee Jackson | Researching Sharks and Sea Turtles
Feb 23, 2021 11:00 - Feb 3, 2021 11
(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time
Event URL: https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/lesson/carlee-jackson-researching-sharks-sea-turtles/
Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
Carlee is a recent M.S. graduate from Nova Southeastern University, where she researched the effects of provisioning tourism on nurse sharks in Belize. Through the CMED lab at NSU, Carlee assists with tagging sharks along the coast of Broward County. Carlee is a Marine Turtle Specialist at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center where she helps monitor the beach for sea turtle nesting activity and assists with medical procedures in their sea turtle hospital. She and her colleagues work closely with researchers at FAU who are studying effects of sand temperature on sea turtle embryo development during incubation. Carlee has previously been an environmental educator, taking students on outdoor educational field trips all across Florida. She is eager to expose more minority students to the field of marine science and hopes to inspire more diversity in this field.