Sashalee Cross is assistant botanist at the Natural History Museum of Jamaica
Herpetologist Treya-Ann Picking does critical work with the American Crocodile in the marshes, mangroves and man-made habitats around the island
Shanna-Lee Thomas, Principal Research Scientist for the Queen Conch Project at Discovery Bay Marine Lab
owned and operated facility by the University of the West Indies, Mona, is currently conducting a study on queen conch spawning.
diverse work environment. Scuba diving is always a highlight,” beamed Thomas. “The work ranges from teaching various groups about the marine environment, to being underwater, and sometimes walking through mangrove forests and being knee-deep in mud to collect data.
We live on an island and we all depend in one way or another on our coastal resources. Through my work I am able to understand certain issues affecting coastal ecosystems and through research I am able to find ways to solve or mitigate these issues.
try to determine the exact period when the conch spawns to ensure the close season is accurate.