Outfitting the next generation of marine scientists
 

puerto rico, us caribbean

training the next generation of scientists

 
 
 
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making science fun again

The ocean is our classroom

Located in Puerto Rico, we are a field-course coordination and scientific education company with a mission to outfit our upcoming scientists with the skills they need to conserve and protect our natural resources. We have the experience necessary to train and assist those in our field with research and field techniques.

 

 
 
 
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for all your research needs

Services & Skills

Explore the island of Puerto Rico - both in and out of the water. Our team of experienced field biologists will assist in everything from experimental design, implementing your current design, leading your groups and more. We work frequently with university field courses and individual scientists requiring field assistance. Below is a sample of what we offer.

 
training in marine ecology field-sampling techniques

training in marine ecology field-sampling techniques

hosting & coordinating field courses

hosting & coordinating field courses

fish & benthic surveys

fish & benthic surveys

lionfish collection & Handling


lionfish collection & Handling

guided island excursions


guided island excursions

 
 
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lets do some science

Projects & Partners

Our ongoing projects provide valuable information to assess the changes in our coral reef ecosystems. Here is sample of current projects in Puerto Rico. 

See the full list here.


 

assessing impacts of the lionfish invasion

We work with local agencies to survey lionfish populations around the island. We also assist with coordinating awareness festivals and lionfish removals.


marine reserve effectiveness

We have a long-term monitoring project in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve in Rincon. Over time, we assess fish and benthic communities to detect changes in the reserve effectiveness.


nassau grouper spawning aggregation monitoring

Using acoustic technologies and underwater visual census, we perform long-term monitoring of the last known spawning aggregation of the endangered Nassau grouper in Puerto Rico.

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nurse shark population assessment

Using conventional tagging, we will begin monitoring an aggregation of nurse sharks in summer 2017. This will allow us to assess population connectivity around the island.

 

We work with some cool folks

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University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Amigos de Tres Palmas
Marine Genomics Laboratory | Department of Marine Sciences
NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program
Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program

 
Nothing is more valuable to an aspiring field biologist than first hand experience and I must say, getting to work alongside esteemed scientists like Evan and Chelsea was the experience of a lifetime! They were able to pass along so much knowledge in such a short time frame. They introduced us to the aspects of a life of research and adventure. It’s hard to pick favorites, but diving the caves and arches of Desecheo Island, hiking to secluded waterfalls, and getting to work underwater performing fish surveys and coral reef assessments were definitely just a few of the highlights of this trip.
— Emily Dawson, Florida Institute of Technology