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Mussels, Underwater Surveying and Aquatic Career Paths with Mason Miller, David Buzan, and Aaron Petty

February 02, 2024 Mason Miller, David Buzan & Aaron Petty Episode 155
Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR)
Mussels, Underwater Surveying and Aquatic Career Paths with Mason Miller, David Buzan, and Aaron Petty
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Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! 

On today’s episode, we talk with Mason Miller,  AmaTerra Environmental and Environmental Research Group’s Vice President of Innovation and Technology, David Buzan Aquatic Biologist, and Aaron Petty about Mussels, Underwater Surveying and Aquatic Career Paths.  Read their full bios below.

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Showtimes: 
3:41  Nic & Laura talk about Costa Rica
8:03  Interview Starts
11:13  Mussels
17:23  Underwater Surveying
35:04  Aquatic Career Paths

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Guest Bio:
Mason Miller is AmaTerra Environmental and Environmental Research Group’s Vice President of Innovation and Technology. He earned his archaeology BA from the University of Texas at Austin and his master’s in nautical archaeology from Texas A&M University (though he is an Orange-blood at heart). Mason has >23 years of experience in environmental consulting, working as a terrestrial and underwater archeologist, geophysical specialist, public outreach lead, and as a diver. Mason is an ACRA board member and chairs ACRA’s Continuing Education Committee. Mason lives in Dripping Springs, Texas with his wife, Amanda, and two sons: Davis and Elliott.

Dave Buzan is an aquatic biologist who has worked in Texas on water issues since 1978.

Aaron Petty is an aquatic ecologist that is happiest working in streams, reservoirs, and estuaries for freshwater mussel surveys, oyster reef restoration, and stream bioassessments. Aaron gained much of his professional environmental and regulatory experience through work for consulting firms in Texas, anchored by his graduate work in aquatic science. He has a B.S. in Biology from Texas Tech University, and a M.S. in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston. As a PADI diver, Aaron has experience using both scuba and surface supplied air systems for the sampling of mussels across Texas.

Music Credits
Intro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace Mesa
Outro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs Muller

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Nic & Laura talk about Costa Rica
Interview Starts
Mussels
Underwater Surveying
Aquatic Career Paths