National Estuaries Day

This past Saturday (September 24) was National Estuaries Day.

So this week’s (short) post is a “why we do it:” for estuaries! So I encourage all of you to visit your nearest National Estuarine Research Reserve, or nearby wetland, to enjoy the beauty of these habitats we are seeking to better understand!

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A honey bee pollinating an ox-eye sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides) at a wetland near me! (photo: Kari St.Laurent (me))

Kari Pohl

About Kari Pohl

I am a post-doctoral researcher at NOAA and the University of Maryland (Center for Environmental Science at Horn Point Laboratory). My work investigates how climate variability and extremes affect the diverse ecosystems in Chesapeake Bay. I received a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island (2014) and received a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Chemistry from Roger Williams University (2009). When I am not busy being a scientist, my hobbies include running, watching (and often yelling at) the Boston Bruins, and taking photos of my cat.
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