Recent graduate, Jackie Schwartzstein, recounts the intensive safety training to prepare for field work at sea.
by Jackie Schwartzstein, Vertebrate Ecology Lab
Last weekend, my fellow Vert-Lab-member Angie and I hopped in my little car and made the four hour drive down to Carpinteria, CA for offshore survival training. We are preparing to join a research team that conducts aerial surveys for marine turtles and mammals along the central California coast. Before we can participate in these surveys, we are required to take a course in open water survival.
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