Document Type

Internship Report

Publication Date

Fall 2014


One hundred and twenty kilometers of seawater segregates Dry Tortugas National Park from its nearest U.S landmass, Key West, Fl. This remote and unforgiving environment offers a unique set of challenges to scientist studying the 160-square kilometer park comprised mostly of water. First hand accounts of my observations working as part of the Natural Resources department has been compiled to create a field report of the challenges, the solutions to unanticipated problems and how field operations are managed in this remote location. Topic objectives will include: operations in the Dry Tortugas, conducting science in remote locations, risk management & emergency protocols, management of cultural and natural resources, and personal reflections of my time in the Dry Tortugas.


Department: MAF

MPS Track: ESC

Location: Dry Tortugas national Park (Key West, FL)

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