The world’s oceans are a unique and wonderful place. Everyday we learn something new and amazing about the marine environment, and everyday we learn how human impacts are threatening these natural wonders. This blog is dedicated to sharing interesting new discoveries about the marine environment and how we can protect and conserve it.
About the Authors:
Catherine Foley, a Ph.D. student in Ecology & Evolution at Stony Brook University, has spent ten years working in marine science and conservation. With a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Wellesley College and an M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, she is intimately acquainted with the science and policy affecting marine ecosystems. Currently, Catherine is studying the population dynamics and biogeography of Antarctic penguins and seals.
Leigh Habegger has spent eight years working in marine science and conservation, but has always had a deep affinity for all things salty. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and her M.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island. Leigh has called Washington, D.C. home for the past three years, working as a Knauss Fellow for Rep. Chellie Pingree (ME-01), a fisheries consultant for the Environmental Defense Fund, and is currently the External Affairs Manager for Restore America’s Estuaries.