(Environmental) Freedom writers. Writing is really an art form, a way to persuade, to express, to paint a vivid imagery in the mind and tint the soul of a certain powerful emotion or event with fire and impact.  And writing, is also elementary, for the scientific realm.

I will start on this journey, and even though scientific writing has its forte and many guidelines on how to proceed, it is nonetheless driven by passion and urge of the times at hand. The poster at present  is one of summaries of crucial information, and any comments or suggestions (yes, there will be one in Spanish made as well) are highly encouraged.

The end of chick season is drawing nigh upon the California coast, and due to this, it is now time to analyze all the disturbance that has unfortunately been witnessed at Pt. Pinos and other sites along Pacific Grove. While it is blissful moments such as seeing grey puffballs running along, or nostalgic sentiments as almost seeing children come to age.. it is appalling how many tragedies more than celebratory events are seen. And while reports are something of a norm, although rigorous and strict in their essence, are essential tools to convey the need, the urge and the call of action in a message to the masses. So, this is just an encouragement, to the interns, to those wandering invisible eyes to whom I might never meet.. use the force of the hand and brigade it with the mind.. let the pen, the fingers glide and stir up dust on the most important issues at hand. Whether we make posters, powerpoint presentations, reports or scientific journals, and whether we must stick to certain formats of doing; let the message be clear and the dire situation stated, of our natural resources and wildlife. And in other instances where can be more informal, let the words that form in your mind come down and drip out from the tips of your fingers, creating dreams and hope for our present and our future.

As it is said “a picture is worth a thousand words..” but a thousand words can imprint an unforgettable picture.


Marysol Alvarez

Hello everyone!! I'm a recent CSUMB graduate and hence fresh marine scientist! I'm super excited to start this internship with EFTA and use my learned skills in real life, particularly in a field of interest!! Born in Santa Cruz, raised in Watsonville, Christian and total animal lover (particularly aquatic :), I hope you enjoy my blog as I write about this new adventure! cheers, and GOD BLESS!! ^_^/

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