Nat Geo Post: Top 5 Myths about Lionfish

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the lionfish invasion in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. With the invasion being a relatively new phenomenon (at least to most people), there’s bound to be some misinformation flying around. Below is part of my National Geographic Explorer’s Journal post about  the top five misconceptions about lionfish […]

4 Things that Can only Happen in the Florida Keys


The Florida Keys are in a world of their own. When you leave the Florida mainland and venture south into Key Largo, you cross an invisible boundary into a place where the air is saltier, the sunsets are brighter, and everyone moves just a little bit slower. After living in the Keys for just a […]

Lionfish: Get the Facts


Hello from America’s tropical paradise- the Florida Keys! I’m here studying local responses to invasive lionfish, mainly focusing on researchers, lobstermen, divemasters, and chefs. I’ve been getting some pretty incredible content, which you can explore further on my website: But one thing I’ve found when explaining my research to folks at home in Maryland […]