We went out with two divers working on the Kimbro lab’s new Apalachicola Bay study and put a camera on one of them. The images of the oyster reefs at the bottom of the bay give an indication of the severity of the fishery crisis there.
Hello my name is Stephanie Buhler and I am a new technician and science diver for Dr. David Kimbro. I recently received my Bachelors of Science in Zoology with a minor in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida. Over the past three years I have had a few field ecology positions that have placed me from Sapelo Island, GA, Shark Bay, Western Australia, Bimini, Bahamas, to now Apalachicola Bay, Fl. I originally met Dr. David Kimbro at the UF Whitney Lab and became intrigued as I watched him and his crew, the “Hug-bro lab”, dedicate countless hours getting their Atlantic coastline experiment set-up. I am very excited to work under Dr. David Kimbro and expand my knowledge on predator-prey interactions in an oyster ecosystem. I am planning to start my Ph. D. this fall to create my own field projects tackling how the loss in top marine predators affects our coastal ecosystems.