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Rachel Thomas joins the Whitney Lab!


Rachel is the new Veterinary Care Manager for the sea turtle hospital at Whitney Lab. She received her BSc in Environmental Science from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. While in college, she completed an internship at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island, North Carolina. After graduation Rachel interned with…

Successful release of Mahi the Sea Turtle


The Sea Turtle release of Mahi earlier this month was a huge event! Over 200+ people attended the release including staff and volunteers from the Whitney Lab. Mahi, a juvenile green sea turtle, was rehabilitated by The Georgia Sea Turtle Center. After more than two years of intensive rehabilitation and care, the GSTC with local partners released…

2015 Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Arrive at Whitney Lab!


Please welcome our 2015 Doris Duke Conservation Scholars to Whitney Lab. They will be here until the end of the summer collecting baseline monitoring data at numerous beaches in the area to assess how our shorelines are changing.  Each student is also conducting individual research under the guidance of a graduate student mentor.  Individual research…

Dr. Daniel Sasson joins Whitney Laboratory!

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  Daniel is a behavioral ecologist who is broadly interested in animal reproduction and sexual selection. He received a BA in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Jane Brockmann’s lab at the University of Florida. During his PhD, he used horseshoe crabs and a cactus bug to study…

Welcome Whitney’s Summer Undergrad Research Interns! (NSF REU Program)

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The Whitney Laboratory  Research Experience for Undergraduate Program (REU) sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Whitney, offers an exceptional opportunity for motivated undergraduates to participate in scientific research in individual laboratories. The 11 week course will conclude August 11th with a final talk and poster presentation of individual research projects. One of the REU undergraduates…

New Coastal Ecology video!


The Whitney Laboratory has just released a new video detailing some of the exciting new research conducted in our coastal labs. Watch Dr. Todd Osborne and Dr. Joe Ryan explain why our coastal habitats provide an unparalleled opportunity to make new discoveries.