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Rachel Thurmond

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Rachel Thurmond

Fish & Wildlife Technician  

Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration – Harmful Algal Blooms 

B.S. Biology, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee 
In Progress, M.S. Marine Science, University of South Florida 

Research interest  
Phytoplankton ecology, HABs, bloom dynamics  

Current activity 
Rachel works as a phytoplankton taxonomist in the Harmful Algal Blooms lab, identifying and enumerating cells from water samples collected in Florida by our partners and other agencies, as well as private citizens. She also aids in other activities such as data entry and prepping samples to support our fast-paced monitoring efforts.