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Blue Parks Science Intern

Anthony is currently pursing his M.S. in Marine & Estuarine Sciences at San Francisco State University's Estuary & Ocean Science Center. His thesis research is focused on the dissection of larval fish digestive tracts under microscopy, then conducting DNA extractions and DNA sequencing of the digestive tracts to analyze the diets of the larval fish, which will be utilized to determine the food web dynamics of wetlands at different stages of restoration in the Upper San Francisco Estuary.

Anthony completed his B.S. in Marine Biology & Sustainable Aquaculture at Unity College in Maine. He became interested in Marine Protected Areas while conducting research for his senior capstone project focused on deep-sea corals, after learning the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary developed and implemented bottom trawling prohibitions in the sanctuary after the discovery of deep-sea coral and sponge communities. Anthony intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography or Marine Biology after the completion of his M.S. degree.