May 1, 2010 - Biscayne National Park - FIU scientists and students joined a team of over 200 scientists from across the country in a 24-hour inventory of the plants, insects, fish and other organisms. The marathon survey took place on April 30-May 1 and was conducted by National Geographic and the National Park Service. Designed to provide a "snapshot" of the Bay, the inventory included over 800 specimans - from macroalgae to butterflies - many of which were new to the park's lists of species. Among the FIU participants were: Mark Ladd, a masters student in the Environmental Studies program working under Dr. Ligia Collado-Vides; Glauco A Puig-Santana, an undergraduate student at Florida International University in the premed field; and Elizabeth Lacey, an ecologist working in FIU's Marine Macroalgae Research Laboratory.
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