||Student Name: KAYLA DEGUZMAN
University and Major: Western Connecticut State University, Biology major, Class of 2019
Mentor Name: Dr. Theodora Pinou
SURF Year: 2018
Project: “An interspecific behavior analysis of post-rehabilitated Long Island Sound juvenile sea turtles”
1) Presented work to the WCSU Community in December 2018
2) Poster presentation at the 2019 International Sea Turtle Symposium in Charleston, South Carolina
3) Poster presentation at the 2019 Long Island Sound Research Conference in Port Jefferson, New York
4) Publication: Robinson N., Deguzman K., Bonacci-Sullivan L., DiGiovanni R., Pinou T. 2020. Do rehabilitated sea turtles resume typical migratory behaviors? Satellite tracking juvenile
loggerhead, green, and Kemp’s ridley turtles in the northeastern USA. Endangered Species Research 43: 133-143, DOI.org/10.3354/esr01065.
Where is Kayla now? Kayla is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Integrated Biological Diversity Program at Western Connecticut State University.