Monica Tydlaska

Monica Tydlaska

San Diego, CA

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Published on Apr 17, 2014

Biodiversity Sampling

Permits have all been successfully completed and approved so sampling has commenced. I am over half way though sampling my 6 sites for biodiversity. I have been sampling with great help from my und...

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Published on Mar 03, 2014

Camouflaged Sea Star

Check out this great sea star that my volunteer found today! I am still trying to identify it.

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Published on Feb 28, 2014

Thesis Proposal Accepted

My thesis was approved just a few hours ago! I am so excited that everything is coming together this week. Thank you to all that have supported me to my first goal. Now onward to my stretch goal! P...

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Published on Feb 26, 2014

So close I can taste it

I am so close to my goal I can taste victory. Here are a few more great photos of species I have found. I hope that I can get the last $100 or so to get over my goal. Thank you all for supporting m...

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Published on Feb 23, 2014

Beautiful Invertebrates of the Sea

Two great finds today by my assistant Lipin. Hope you all have a great weekend. Please help support my research to go green while determining human knowledge, activities and their impacts on the ro...

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Published on Feb 13, 2014

360 of Field Trip Location

Here is a 360 degree view of Bird Rock where my class went on our field trip.

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Published on Feb 11, 2014

Class Field Trip

I am headed today to Bird Rock to learn algae species. Once I am confident in my taxonomy I will be starting my diversity sampling at my sites! :)

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Published on Feb 10, 2014

Thesis Proposal

I have received my first round of comments and changes by my lab mates and my professor. I will be proposing on February 28th so wish me luck! This is really going to happen! Please send my link to...

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Published on Feb 09, 2014

Great finds this weekend

Here are a few of the great finds this weekend at the tide pools. Please remember to donate for my project! :)Sea hareNudibranchOctopusSea star

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As a fellow scuba diver I am interested to see the results of your study.
Mar 04, 2014
The Role of Human Factors in SCUBA Diving Incidents and Accidents
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As a scientist using MPAs it would be nice to have this type of app available.
Mar 04, 2014
A Mobile Device Application for the Marine Protected Areas
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Astrometis sertulifera is the sea star that my volunteer found today. It is a soft fragile rainbow star with brown body and long orange and blue spines!
Mar 03, 2014
How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal zones?
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Astrometis sertulifera is its name! Soft star fish. Brown skin with long blue and orange spines.
Mar 03, 2014
How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal zones?
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Good luck Brian! I hope my ideas help you get to your goal. I love Bird Rock at Catalina.
Mar 01, 2014
Sex in the sea: Uncovering the mating behavior of Giant Sea Bass
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As a scientist I would enjoy benefit from communication training like what you are proposing. Good luck!
Mar 01, 2014
How does communication training benefit scientists?
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Thank you! I just know that my research will make a difference and that is why i am doing it! :)
Feb 28, 2014
How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal zones?
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Thank you so much Auntie! I am so close I can smell it! :)
Feb 26, 2014
How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal zones?
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Thank you for supporting my research!
Feb 24, 2014
How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal zones?
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Thank you Corinne! I can't wait to go green on this project!
Feb 23, 2014
How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal zones?
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Thank you! I have the best nieces in the world! I can't wait to take them tide pooling in San Diego or up in your neck of the woods.
Feb 23, 2014
How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal zones?
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Research is going very well. I great number of people were at the intertidal today.
Feb 14, 2014
How can we better protect the biodiversity of the rocky intertidal zones?
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