Amberlea Jackson MN'14

Amber is an oceanographer, environmental scientist and entrepreneur. She has a B.A. in Marine Science from UC Berkeley and a M.A.S in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 2018, Amber was recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the energy sector for her work with Blue Latitudes to develop sustainable, creative, and cost-effective solutions for the environmental issues that surround the offshore energy industry.

Amber previously carried Explorers Club flag #216 to Indonesia. This expedition resulted in some of the first time lapse recordings of fluorescent anemones, corals, and bony fishes. Amber is an oceanographer, environmental scientist and entrepreneur. She has a B.A. in Marine Science from UC Berkeley and a M.A.S in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 2018, Amber was recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the energy sector for her work with Blue Latitudes to develop sustainable, creative, and cost-effective solutions for the environmental issues that surround the offshore energy industry.

http://www.rig2reefexploration.org/

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There over 3000 oil and gas Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, some as far as 200 miles offshore! These platforms are host to an incredible coral reef habitat growing just below the surface. Here we see a large tube sponge. A number of small animals live inside the protective tubes that make up this sponge. These include the sponge cardinal fish (Phaeoptyx xenus) and several species of neon goby (Elacatinus spp.)!