Ryan Sirota

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I received my B.S. degree Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I worked on a variety of projects such as toxicology within butterfly fish, the regenerative ability of Capitella teleta (a small polychaete worm), the aging of the Hawaiian box jellyfish (Alatina alata) using their statoliths, the aging of various reef fish using their otoliths, animal husbandry among sharks, and some aquaculture experience. Once I graduated I worked on a shrimp farm for a year as a manager/nutritional researcher.

I am now currently working on my M.S. degree in Marine Biology and Ecology in the Benthic Ecology Lab. My project is focused on what drives recruitment in seagrass beds within Biscayne Bay using artificial seagrass units (ASUs). This work will potentially help determine the impacts of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP), which plans to restore the natural hydrology within Biscayne Bay. By using ASUs I am hoping to determine if it is the seagrass structure itself that drives recruitment of various seagrass fauna, or if it is the salinity that has a bigger impact.