A career in underwater archaeology often times seems glamorous and exotic, and what I’ve experienced here at Biscayne National Park during my internship has done nothing to disprove that notion. But when we’re not searching for pirate-slave ships or diving on the remains of a possible new find, we are in the conservation laboratory, working to conserve and analyze the … Read more
What an incredible and action-packed week we had here at Biscayne National Park! Diving with a Purpose partnered with NPS to create an exciting week of adventure and underwater exploration for the young adults who have come from all over the Nation to participate in this year’s Youth Diving With a Purpose program. This intensive one week field school introduces … Read more
As the objective of our archaeological project is to locate the 19th century pirate-slaver, the Guerrero, the majority of our work revolves around the act of searching, or doing survey science. Using National Park Service boats, the team sets out to survey, equipped with a magnetometer. A magnetometer is a device used to pick up magnetic anomalies in the … Read more
I was fortunate to have been selected as the LHIP Biscayne National Park intern for this summer, and work has already begun on our primary project: a multi-agency archaeological survey in search of a shipwreck known from historical evidence to have run aground within our Park.
However, before I am able to … Read more