Sarah Shedler

I am passionate about better understanding pelagic ecosystems and marine biodiversity through midwater column research. For the DEEPEND project I examined abundances, vertical distribution and migration patterns of extant pteropods in the northern Gulf of Mexico. I am fascinated with these amazing “sea butterflies,” as they play a significant role in every aspect of oceanography. I will be completing my Master’s Degree with Dr. Heather Judkins and Dr. Brad Seibel at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science.