Bradley attending HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) to stay current with his Observer certifications.

The MCERC 2nd Quarter Newsletter was published today, and features our newest course instructor, Bradley Shead! He’s taking on the PSO Course in the Distance Learning Center of the Education hub, and we know he’ll do fabulous! Brad hails from Texas, and comes to us with an extensive background as both a Protected Species Observer (PSO) and a Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) operator. Welcome Bradley!

The newsletter also featured updated events, new fun facts, and updated online courses coming down the pipeline! Be sure to also check our website and social media sites regarding announcements concerning the upcoming annual MCERC Fundraiser for ‘Sand Dollars’. Dates to be announced in June!


Dr. John K. Carlson working up a Smalltooth Sawfish in southern Florida, as part of his annual research tagging expedition.



     Today, we also published our first ever ‘Scientist Spotlight’, which will also be released on a quarterly basis. The Scientist Spotlight features prominent Elasmobranch Scientist Dr. John K. Carlson, and covers his background, research, and tips for current and future marine science students. A special thanks to John for taking to time to chat with us! Johns research may be found via ResearchGate.