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June 08, 2020
After reintroducing endangered species into the wild, post-release surveys are a vital step in providing biologists with insight into how movement, disease prevalence and growth rates impact long and short...
June 03, 2020
One difficulty faced by any involved in conservation programs is the ability to detect and monitor individuals after their reintroduction into the wild. Fortunately, new technology arises to aid in the remote...
June 01, 2020
No, we aren’t talking about this year’s Oscar-winning film masterpiece, but the real thing. Sorry in advance to all you sushi lovers (including me)! The photo above and below shows a recent mosquitofish...
Shannon Spragg
May 29, 2020
There are relatively few instances where we can look back and say that something truly altered the course of our life, career or personal. Many times, there are opportunities that open doors, but on a rare occasion...
Kelley Kramer
May 29, 2020
Whether it was running in the backyard with my Golden Retriever, Bailey, or trying to get a close look at butterflies when they would briefly land on a flower, animals continuously sparked my interest as a child. I...
Tania Tejakusuma
May 29, 2020
I started my journey in the life science field as a biochemistry and cell biology undergraduate at University of California San Diego (UCSD). After graduating I worked at a small biotech startup, where I discovered...
May 29, 2020
The Jackass penguin. A funny name, I thought as I sketched out one of our cute little South African penguins. As a scientist, I like to doodle when faced with a difficult task. It helps me to focus my thoughts and...
May 27, 2020
In San Diego County, habitat loss has reduced the western burrowing owl’s historically wide range to a single breeding population in a section of the city of San Diego just north of the U.S.–...
May 26, 2020
I am a veterinarian, postdoctoral fellow for San Diego Zoo Global, and project manager for the Northern Rangelands Trust. I work to understand disease risk and implement disease surveillance and response measures,...
Lenguya Laiyon
May 21, 2020
Primates are among the most widely distributed mammals globally. Their highly adaptive and complex behaviors have enabled them to survive some of the most degraded habitats. While primates are adored by many people...

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