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Katie  Adventure-seeking Floridian and surface water biologist with perpetually dirty feet 🐊🌺☀️🌴🐶Other account @ephemeralflorida.


One of my favorites, from exactly one year ago today. After breathing into a neck gaiter in 103 degree heat doing field work today, I would give just about anything to be back in this cold water..

Faces from the shelter today. Before you go buy the dog you think you "need", I urge you to go meet these dogs and look them in the eyes. They are all individuals, all capable of love, all scared and confused in the shelter, and all worthy of life that they may soon be denied due to no fault of their own. Between county kill shelters like this, no-kill rescues, breed specific rescues, etc, there is an endless variety out there to choose from before ever considering a breeder or, god forbid, a pet store (please don't EVER consider a pet store). #adoptdontshop #whywerescue

All of my throwbacks are from Colorado or the Bahamas. Here's one from Florida, from a field day with FWC earlier this summer. Found out that day that even the small ones hurt when they bite.

Tbt currently wishing I was waking up to crisp mountain mornings with this view instead of working outside in 105 degree heat and 70% humidity in Florida...

Scalloping is basically just an Easter egg hunt for people who love swimming.

Successful all ladies scallop trip yesterday. #clamjam #jamoutwithyourclamout

Tbt channeling Bob Dylan's Freewheelin' in Crested Butte last month. .
📷: @randi_ross

Always a sucker for a little road under a live oak canopy ❤

Haven't been here since the day this photo was taken last winter, but since the visibility was poor today thanks to 80000 scuba students kicking up silt, and I forgot my GoPro anyway, I've got a throwback Sunday to a day when the visibility was amazing. Wedding planning and house stuff has been taking over lately and it felt SO good to be back in my wetsuit today, it was well worth the 5 hours of driving. Thanks for letting me crash your class @go_native_freediving, and congrats on getting certified @hamptonpaulk!

These fish have human teeth and that is neat.

Fbf to helping my preggo mermaid friend fulfill her pre-baby bucket list wishes. I'm very selfless, I know 😂

Tiniest turtle of the day award went to this little nugget of a loggerhead musk.

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