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Industry Science
Occupation Marine Biologist and Author
Location Sea Side, The World, United States
Introduction Before accepting her current position, Kirsten spent 15 years working with sea turtles in the Caribbean, Latin America, South East Asia and the United States. Kirsten has worked on world-renowned sea turtle nesting studies in Jumby Bay, Antigua and Little Cumberland Island, Georgia, USA. She participated in an mtDNA analysis to determine Caribbean Hawksbill nesting stocks and the NMFS-sponsored Caribbean-Wide Satellite Tracking Project to obtain the data necessary to halt the Cuban hawksbill sea turtle harvest. She's captured live turtles on SCUBA to measure growth rates and worked with Caribbean resorts to develop sea turtle friendly beach practices and educational outreach programs. Kirsten has also worked in industry, observing shipping channel maintenance, beach rebuilding, and bridge/pier construction projects, lending her experience in attempts to mitigate harmful effects on sea turtles, right whales and the marine environment. Her lifelong passion for the sea is shared with all in her recent works "Wrong Way Peach Fuzz: A Turtle Tale" and "Peach Fuzz: The Early Years", in addition to her photography, essay collections and blogs.
Interests SCUBA, travel, cycling, hiking, reading, museums, theater, immersing myself in foreign cultures, writing...
Favorite Movies Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Akira Kurosawa films, Babel, Crash, To Kill A Mockingbird
Favorite Music Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews, Dar Williams, Alanis Morissette, Lucy Kaplansky, Lucinda Williams, Pink, Natalie Imbruglia, Rusted Root, Tracey Chapman, Paula Cole, Sarah McLachlan, Natasha Bedingfield, Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Trout Fishing in America, (really -- they're fun!)
Favorite Books To Kill A Mockingbird, Saving Fish From Drowning, Eat Love Pray, Song for a Blue Ocean, High Tide in Tucson, Tortilla Curtain, A Sand County Almanac, The God of Small Things, Pride and Predjudice